The Grudging Emergence of American Journalism's Classic Editorial: New Details about “Is There a Santa Claus?”

@article{Campbell2005TheGE,
  title={The Grudging Emergence of American Journalism's Classic Editorial: New Details about “Is There a Santa Claus?”},
  author={Wesley J. Campbell},
  journal={American Journalism},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={41 - 61}
}
Abstract This article presents fresh insights into American journalism's best-known editorial—the New York Sun's lyrical “Is There A Santa Claus?” The common view that the editorial was an immediate success and that the Sun reprinted it every year at Christmastime until the newspaper folded in 1950 is inaccurate. The Sun in fact was slow to embrace “Is There A Santa Claus?” and resisted reprinting the editorial in the years immediately after its first appearance in 1897. The Sun's reluctant… 

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