The daily press. (Atlanta, Ga.) 1894-1???
Place of Publication:
- Atlanta, Fulton county
Dates of publication:
- Atlanta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Fulton County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211153
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 41 (Aug. 16, 1894).
The daily press. July 4, 1894
Thomas E. Watson and his company, the People’s Paper Publishing Company, printed the first issue of The Daily Press on July 4, 1894 in Atlanta, Georgia. In the paper’s first issue, Watson’s leading editorial, titled “Listen to Stephens,” drew comparisons between his new daily venture and Alexander H. Stephens’ Atlanta Daily Sun. The four-page paper circulated every day except Sunday and advocated for the principles of the Populist Party. Its editor-in-chief, Watson, was a prominent Populist leader and played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Peoples’ Party of Georgia in 1892. The Daily Press was the daily extension of Watson’s other newspaper, the People’s Party Paper, which he founded in 1891. Although the Populist Party had an influential following, it was insufficient to sustain both a weekly and daily newspaper in Atlanta, and The Daily Press was out of print by 1895.