For the last three centuries, newspapers have been largely responsible for providing the delivery of in-depth information and public opinion to the average American citizen. This has been especially true during the last half of the 20th century, when American journalism has continued to play a significant role in shaping the nation's communication spectrum on regional, national and global levels. DLB Volume 127 chronicles the story of American newspaper development from 1950 to 1990, focusing particularly on the powerful publishers and business managers who have established renowned newspapers and have forged influential newspaper chains, multimedia corporations and media conglomerates. Included is a list of suggested books for further reading. The entries include: Frank Bartholomew, Turner Catledge, Jonathan Daniels, Katherine Fanning, Wes Gallagher, Philip and Katherine Graham, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Ralph Ingersoll,Samuel Kauffmann, William Loeb, Rupert Murdoch, Alicia Patterson, Dorothy Schiff, and John Hay Whitney.