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Atlanta Georgian. (Atlanta, Ga.) 1912-1939

 

Title:

Atlanta Georgian.

Place of Publication:

Atlanta, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Atlanta, Fulton county

Publisher:

Georgian Co.

Dates of publication:

1912-1939

Description:

  • Vol. 10, no. 218 (Apr. 13, 1912)-v. 38, no. 292 (Dec. 16, 1939).

Frequency:

Daily

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Atlanta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Atlanta.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204627
  • Georgia--Fulton County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211153

Notes:

  • On Sunday published as: Sunday American.
  • Published in several editions.
  • Sunday edition has its own numbering.

LCCN:

sn89053729

OCLC:

20082372

Atlanta Georgian. April 16, 1913

About

In 1906, Fred Loring Seely established the Atlanta Georgian as daily afternoon newspaper. He used the publication as a forum to support prohibition and speak out against the convict labor lease system. Famed media tycoon William Randolph Hearst purchased the paper in 1912. Under his ownership, the Georgian became the third largest newspaper in the state behind the Constitution and the Journal, utilizing the sensationalist journalistic practices of other Hearst-owned papers. During this period, the paper employed Mildred Seydell, one on the first female newspaper journalists in the state. Former U. S. congressman, Ohio governor, and presidential candidate James Cox purchased both the Georgian and the Atlanta Journal in 1939, but closed the Georgian in December of that year.