Reporting America At War
About The Series
The Reporters
Richard Harding Davis
Martha Gellhorn
Edward R. Murrow
Ernie Pyle
Walter Cronkite
Andy Rooney
Robert Capa
Homer Bigart
David Halberstam
Malcolm W. Browne
Gloria Emerson
Morley Safer
Peter Arnett
Ward Just
Chris Hedges
Christiane Amanpour

For Teachers
The Reporters


Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916) was one of the most celebrated figures in journalism at the turn of the century. Reporting for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, Davis sparked American interest in the Cuban people's revolt against their Spanish colonizers. When the Spanish-American War broke out, Davis reported for Joseph Pulitzer's New York Herald, The Times of London and Scribner's Weekly. His romantic style — historians would later characterize it as sensationalist — served to popularize both the war and Davis himself. His dispatches from the Santiago campaign which celebrated the exploits of Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders helped catapult the future president to prominence.

Photo: Richard Harding Davis Reporter's Notebook