Clyde E. Palmer: Arkansas Newspaper Publisher began as a thesis by Lawrence J. Bracken, a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Bracken’s extensive research over several years traces the career and impact of Palmer, a force in American journalism for nearly 50 years until his death in 1957.
Palmer, an enterprising Arkansas newspaper publisher, engineered a conglomerate of media properties that was uncommon in his era. He was a successful businessperson and became a pioneer of technological developments in newspaper publishing.
He established a lasting influence through the many future editors and publishers that worked for him before their careers took them to leadership positions at newspapers across the nation.