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Porcupine, Picayune, & Post : how newspapers get their names

Author: Jim Bernhard
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Porcupine, Picayune, & Post examines the history and etymology of newspapers' names. Bernhard focuses on printed general-interest English-language dailies and weeklies, from the Choteau (Montana) Acantha to the Moab (Utah) Zephyr, with everything in between"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic government information
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bernhard, Jim.
Porcupine, Picayune, & Post.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607876137
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bernhard
ISBN: 9780826217486 0826217486
OCLC Number: 122701483
Description: xiii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What's in a name? --
In the beginning --
Rule, Britannia! --
You've got mail --
Gray ladies no more --
"Print the news and raise hell" --
Party time --
Sound the alarm --
Let there be light --
"Advertisements--the life of a paper" --
Flora and Fauna --
Myth-ellaneous --
The wheel and other inventions --
Location, location, location --
Oddities --
The Brute, the beast, and other figments --
All in fun --
So sue me.
Other Titles: Porcupine, Picayune, and Post
Responsibility: Jim Bernhard.
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Explores the history and etymology of newspapers' names - names that, by their very peculiarity, cry out for explanation. This book explains why there are more Heralds, Journals, Posts, and Tribunes  Read more...

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