Banning (2016) John McCutcheon's Asian Adventure


For more than forty years, John McCutcheon was America's “Dean of Political Cartoonists.” His Pulitzer-Prize winning career in satirical art has obscured his early fame as an adventure journalist and one of the first “embedded reporters” in military action. While merely visiting on a new U.S. military cutter during its first test voyage, McCutcheon found himself an “accidental tourist” when the ship was called into action for the Battle of Manila Bay. Using memoirs, McCutcheon's own accounts, and other papers housed at Chicago's Newberry Library archives, this account of his early career highlights McCutcheon's dispatches from Manila, written on battleships and in Army camps, as an important step in the development of war reporting.

Citation Stephen A. Banning (2016). John McCutcheon's Asian Adventure. Journalism History, vol. 42 no. 1, pp. 33–42. PDF

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author = {Banning, Stephen A.},
journal = {Journalism History},
number = {1},
pages = {33--42},
title = {{John McCutcheon's Asian Adventure}},
volume = {42},
year = {2016}

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