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Bennett, James Gordon

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1872 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Journalist, Publishers, Writers

US (Scottish-born) journalist and newspaper editor

1795 – Born on the 1st September in New Mill, Scotland.

Bennett immigrated to Nova Scotia, where he taught bookkeeping, then to Portland, Maine.

1820 – He was in Boston and worked as a proofreader and bookseller.

         – Charleston Courier hired him to translate Spanish news reports.

1823 – Moved to New York City where he worked as a freelance paper writer and editorial assistant.

1835-1867 – Editor of The New York Herald.

1836 – It shocked readers with front-page coverage of the murder of prostitute Helen Jewett; Bennett conducted the first-ever newspaper interview for it.

1866 – Bennett turned control of the Herald over to his son, it had the highest circulation in America.

1872 – James Gordon Bennett died on 1st of June.