Negro Newspaper

Vishnu V. OAK

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Item#: 120301 price:$350.00

Negro Newspaper
Negro Newspaper

"A CRITICAL EVALUATON OF THE NEGRO PRESS IS OVERDUE": FIRST EDITION OF THE NEGRO NEWSPAPER, 1948, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, VISHNU OAK

OAK, Vishnu V. The Negro Newpspaer. Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch Press, 1948. Octavo, original brown cloth, original dust jacket. $350.

Scarce first edition, first printing, of the first volume in the Negro Entrepreneur series, focusing on Black newspapers, inscribed by the author: "To Dr. Ruth Harris, Vishnu V. Oak."

The Negro Newspaper takes a highly critical look at Black newspapers in the early post-war period. Oak covers important issues such as problems seeking out news stories, excessive sensationalism, and challenges with advertising. Oak also offers thoughtful suggestions for improvement. The appendices provide the names, addresses, founding dates, and circulations of Black and HBCU newspapers around the country. With a foreword by accomplished Black newspaperman Charles H. Loeb, sometimes called "the dean of black newsmen" and a 35-year veteran of the Cleveland Post and Call.

Book with only light wear to extremities, rare dust jacket with only light wear and toning mainly to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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