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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., NY
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Dana Stabenow
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Henry Beetle Hough (pronounced huff, it says in his NYT obituary) was legendary among journalists, or at least those of a certain age. He won a special Pulitzer when he was 22 for a paper he cowrote at Columbia University, and in 1920 moved with his wife to Martha's Vinyard and bought the Vinyard Gazette. They coedited it for the rest of their lives, which life is the subject of this book.

Hough knew everyone on Martha's Vinyard whether they were year-round natives or only summer visitors, and w
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Peter
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm amazed at how many of Hough's stories from 80-90 years ago would still resonate today with anyone who's been involved in community journalism, as I have for the past two decades. Some of it's dated, of course, but his tales of grappling with the now-archaic technology are actually pretty fascinating. And his stories of persnickety readers, haughty advertisers and quirky correspondents -- not to mention the differences between city dailies and country weeklies, and why it's a fool's errand to ...more
Samantha
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished reading "Country Editor" by Henry Beetle Hough, based on his experiences at the Vineyard Gazette, from the 1910s-1940s. Not much changes at a country weekly. Replace "linotype machine broke" with "InDesign crashed" and it's a pretty accurate description of my life. Loved this.
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