By Judith Garrett Segura
Based in Galveston in 1842 with the release of the day-by-day information, the Belo company entered the twenty-first century as a powerhouse conglomerate, possessing 4 day-by-day newspapers (including the Dallas Morning News), twenty-six tv and cable stations, and over thirty interactive sites. the 1st complete paintings to carry to lifestyles this notable good fortune tale, Belo blends biography with a background of company suggestions. Drawing on corporation files and personal papers of key figures, together with A. H. Belo and G. B. Dealey, former corporation archivist Judith Garrett Segura brings to existence very important chapters within the cultural lifetime of Texas, from Galveston's days because the biggest and so much shiny city within the Republic of Texas, throughout the wars that statehood, sessions of monetary trouble, and the consequences of sweeping social switch. Turning issues within the company's heritage, corresponding to the sale of its Galveston paper while corporation sales have been dramatically plagued by candid reporting of Ku Klux Klan actions within the Nineteen Twenties, spotlight the most important components of the press's function within the lifetime of a neighborhood. Segura additionally charts technological advances, from the telegraph and the typographers' union to the sunrise of the knowledge Age. eventually, she contains the main whole portrait of the Dallas instances bring in corporation so far, documenting the increase and fall of Belo's leader rival. it is a tale of frontier survival and futuristic considering, advertising genius and old reporting, nurtured via a relatives of mavericks.
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Belo & Co. had sold the Galveston newspaper, the Klan boasted publicly that it was running A. H. Belo & Co. out of business. In the 1924 governor’s race, the powerful but controversial former governor James E. Ferguson, who had been impeached and barred by the Texas Senate from holding state office again, took a firm stand against the Klan and fielded a candidate in his place, his own wife, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson. The Klan’s candidate was Felix Robertson, a Dallas district judge. It was an awkward move for the Dallas Morning News, which had supported barring Governor Ferguson from further elected office, but the newspaper forcefully backed Mrs.
The Dallas assignment established the direction for the rest of G. B. Dealey’s life. His young wife remained in Galveston briefly, because their first child had been born in early 1885. They ultimately had five children, three daughters and two sons, each of whom was to play a part, one way or another, in establishing the modern Belo Corp. In late 1885, Belo and his family also moved to Dallas in order to focus on getting the paper off to the right start. However, as he spent much of the time seeking medical treatments or a better climate elsewhere, Belo continued to entrust the business operations of the Dallas Morning News to G.
He was wise beyond his years as a young man, and energetic for change and growth throughout his long life. He lived to be eighty-six years old, and he never lost interest in his newspaper or his city. Following the lead of his predecessors,Willard Richardson and A. H. Belo, G. B. ” Perhaps the most intriguing of the signs read:“Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them; power flows to the person *segura pages 7/8/08 7:27 AM Page 41 Leaders of Legend: A. H. Belo & G. B. ” Some of those signs are still in existence in the Belo Archives, but others were recorded in photographs taken around the old building, which are themselves in the archives.
Belo: From Newspapers to New Media by Judith Garrett Segura