The late nineteenth century introduced the Gilded Age and robust party politics into the City by the Sea. The Newport Herald, established in 1892, was able to bridge these very different worlds. Heavily Democratic, the Newport Herald catered to local, working Newporters with an emphasis on local news and sports. At the same time, through wire services and agents in New York, the paper reported the minute details of Newport’s elite summer colony, which transformed from Mrs. Astor’s “Polite 400” to the very public period of “Café Society” of the 1930s and 1940s. This article's examination of the career of W. Douglas Hazard, the Newport Herald’s owner and guiding light for much of its existence, illuminates the paper’s strong emphasis on local coverage including extensive reportage of social activity in the Summer Colony.
Harpin, Paul and Lippincott,, Bert Introduction
"W. Douglas Hazard and the Newport Herald, 1907-1945,"
Newport History: Vol. 85
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol85/iss274/3