- BLUMENFELD, RALPH DAVID
- BLUMENFELD, RALPH DAVID (1864–1948), British journalist. Blumenfeld was born in Wisconsin, the son of a newspaperman. He became a reporter on the Chicago Herald and later on the New York Herald. In New York, he entered the typesetting business, sold linotype machines in England, and made a considerable fortune. At the age of 36 he reentered journalism as news editor of the London Daily Mail and transferred to The Daily Express as foreign editor in 1902. After becoming a British subject in 1907, he was editor, 1904–1932, editor in chief from 1924, and chairman of the London Express Newspaper Company, 1915–1948. Blumenfeld edited The Daily Express for mass appeal, used large type in forceful style, stressed the "human angle" wherever possible, ran the paper as a pro-Conservative, pro-tariff reform daily, and raised the paper's circulation to two million a day. After his retirement in 1932, he visited Palestine, became a supporter of Zionism, and was active against antisemitism. Among the books he published were R.D.B.'s Diary 1887–1914 (1930), All in a Lifetime (1931), The Press in My Time (1933), and R.D.B.'s Procession (1935). -ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: D. Griffiths (ed.), Encyclopedia of the British Press, 1422–1992 (1992), 116–17; ODNB online.
Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.
Look at other dictionaries:
R. D. Blumenfeld — Ralph David Blumenfeld (pen name R.D.B., 7 April, 1864 ndash; 17 July, 1948) was a United States born journalist, writer and newspaper editor who is chiefly notable for having been in charge of the British Daily Express from 1902 to… … Wikipedia
Hanna Arendt — Hannah Arendt auf einer Briefmarke der Dauermarkenserie Frauen der deutschen Geschichte, Deutsche Bundespost Berlin 1988 Hannah Arendt (* 14. Oktober 1906 in Linden, heute Teil von Hannover; † 4. Dezember … Deutsch Wikipedia
Johanna Arendt — Hannah Arendt auf einer Briefmarke der Dauermarkenserie Frauen der deutschen Geschichte, Deutsche Bundespost Berlin 1988 Hannah Arendt (* 14. Oktober 1906 in Linden, heute Teil von Hannover; † 4. Dezember … Deutsch Wikipedia
performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical. The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains … Universalium
Folk music — Folk song redirects here. For other uses, see Folk song (disambiguation). Folk music Béla Bartók recording Slovak peasant singers in 1908 Traditions List of folk music traditions … Wikipedia
Daniel Day-Lewis — Données clés Nom de naissance Daniel Michael Blake Day Lewis Naissance … Wikipédia en Français
Liste Des Membres Ontariens De L'Ordre Du Canada — Article principal : Ordre du Canada. Sommaire : Haut A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A … Wikipédia en Français
Liste des membres ontariens de l'ordre du Canada — Article principal : Ordre du Canada. Sommaire : Haut A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A … Wikipédia en Français
List of stage names — This list of stage names lists performers alphabetically according to surname (assumed or genuine) and their nickname. Individuals who have dropped their last name and substituted their middle name as their last name are listed. Also listed are… … Wikipedia
Liste der Komponisten/B — Komponisten klassischer Musik A B C D E F G H I J K L … Deutsch Wikipedia