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Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson

Author: James R Wrightson; Carlos Vásquez
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Wrightson discusses his family and educational background in Maryland, service in the Civil Public Service camps as a conscientious objector during World War II, post-war work with the National Farm Labor Union, working on various California newspapers before moving to the Fresno Bee to cover the state legislature at Sacramento, and makes observations about the Sacramento press corps, effective legislators,  Read more...
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Wrightson, James R., 1921-
Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson.
(OCoLC)123229841
Named Person: James R Wrightson; David T Dellinger; James A Defur; Tom R Hennion; Charles Kenny McClatchy; Herbert L Phillips; Tom Arden; James A Cobey; Hugh M Burns; Jesse Unruh; Ralph M Brown; Philip A Burton; Alan MacGregor Cranston; Cesar Chavez; Morris L Landsberg; Richard Rodda; Joseph Di Giorgio
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Wrightson; Carlos Vásquez
OCLC Number: 654655866
Notes: James R. Wrightson began his professional journalism career in 1948 by going to work for the Altadenan, a small community newspaper in Altadena, California. From 1950 to 1952 he wrote for the Delano Record, then moved to the Taft Midway Driller and the Tulare Advance Register before beginning, in 1955, with the Fresno Bee. As the Bee's Sacramento correspondent, he covered the state legislature until 1966, when he became the Los Angeles correspondent for the Sacramento Bee. In 1971 he became associate editor of the Sacramento Bee, and in 1982 opened that newspaper's Los Angeles Bureau. He retired from full-time journalism in 1985.
Description: 1 online resource (iii, 249 leaves)
Responsibility: by Carlos Vasquez.

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Wrightson discusses his family and educational background in Maryland, service in the Civil Public Service camps as a conscientious objector during World War II, post-war work with the National Farm Labor Union, working on various California newspapers before moving to the Fresno Bee to cover the state legislature at Sacramento, and makes observations about the Sacramento press corps, effective legislators, influential lobbyists, and the impact or print and nonprint media on politicans, lobbyists, and state government.

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