Illustration of PDF document

Download George Seldes Study Guide

Subscribe Now

Biography

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 8, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 104

In a career spanning nearly eighty years, George Seldes earned a reputation as one of the most original and independent reporters in the history of American journalism. It started in 1909, when he was hired as a cub reporter for the Pittsburgh Leader. He would soon have his first experience with censorship, when he reported on a son of the owner of a large department store, and advertiser, who thought he had the right to seduce every pretty female clerk. The story was censored and was not published; shortly thereafter, the store doubled its advertising in the paper. It was an experience Seldes never forgot.

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-hour free trial
Next

Analysis