by David Phinney
Monday June 5th 2023



Boo Hoo for Bohos in Washington’s Press Corps

“The passing of the Bohemian is certainly in many ways a great loss,” he lamented. The newer generation was just as smart, he admitted, “but the personal side of journalism, with its ample sentiment and color, is gone, and the men who make newspapers what they are have been swallowed up in the general impersonal waste-basket of modern newspaperdom.”

Compliments to John Kelly of The Washington Post for excerpting Washington Correspondents Past and Present — Brief Sketches of the Rank and File by Ralph M. McKenzie, 1903. Kelly adds: “He never saw my etchings.”


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