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Reflecting on J.W. Gitt’s Gazette and Daily and journalism in York, Pa.

J.W. Gitt owned The Gazette and Daily in York, Pa., for 55 years. His left-leaning tabloid is remembered today for its against-the-grain look at conservative-to-moderate York County, Pa., particularly in the post-World War II era through his closure of the … Continue reading

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Hanover’s Gitt Mansion: ‘You can look down and see the town laid down before you’

This view comes from the porch of the Gitt Mansion, although its owner, The Gazette and Daily’s J.W. Gitt, spent much time in its library. Background posts: Old York newspaper won’t die or fade away, Gitt and his Gazette sported … Continue reading

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York newspaperman J.W. Gitt rejected Barry Goldwater’s ad money

Barry Goldwater, right, and his veep candidate William Miller took extreme positions that did not set well with York County voters in 1964. York countians backed Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson by a 57,366 to 32,846 vote. Goldwater’s politics didn’t set … Continue reading

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McCarthy probe could not corral noted York County publisher J.W. Gitt

A biography by former St. Bonaventure University prof Mary Allienne Hamilton answers many questions about controversial small-town newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt. Also of interest: Check out these yorktownsquare.com posts about J.W. Gitt. Mary Allienne Hamilton uncovered some news in her … Continue reading

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York, Pa., newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt: ‘Just say it … straight out’

York newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt earned a widespread reputation for his endorsement of Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace in the 1948 presidential election. Artist Walt Partymiller put Gitt’s liberal political views into Page 1 cartoons. For an additional look at … Continue reading

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Gitt and his Gazette sported same eccentricities

A visit to J.W. Gitt’s former mansion overlooking Hanover last week said much about the longtime owner of the Gazette and Daily. There was a putting green near the house, that reflected his love of golf. Solar panels still heat … Continue reading

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York, Pa., publishing legend J.W. Gitt vocal about nuclear power

Cartoonist Walt Partymiller reflected J.W. Gitt’s views throughout the Cold War. Also of interest: Reflecting on J.W. Gitt’s Gazette and Daily in York, Pa. From 1915-1970, J.W. Gitt was a small-town newspaper editor with elite friends — Albert Einstein, Henry … Continue reading

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Long ago, typewriters became museum items in York Daily Record’s newsroom

‘Will Someone give @ydrcom journalist @ChinskiTweets a bigger desk? He needs more monitor space! #partylikeajournalist,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record said in a tweet about colleague Anthony Machcinski. This scene gives a sense of the importance of technology in the news gathering process. The only typewriters around at the YDR are on exhibit in an office.

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Change is seen in small towns – and big – around York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: New owner for York Wallcovering/Historic Preservation matters Here’s Exhibit A indicating the transition of York County, Pa., from its industrial roots to a service and information economy. In this case, the example involves a cottage industry. Or … Continue reading

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Views of the York Gazette’s old East King Street site, then and now

Linked in/Neat stuff: Patriots who sacrificed much/Stewartstown Railroad updated The old York Gazette building is another of the turn-of-the-20th century (or before) buildings that was pulled down in York, Pa., in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the irreplaceable buildings … Continue reading

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