Panel to discuss Adolph Ochs’ Knoxville roots and career at East Tennessee History Center session
A panel discussion will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss Adolph Ochs’ journalism career and his start in Knoxville.
It and will feature representatives from the Knoxville History Project and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Alex S. Jones, SPJ Foundation Board member and co-author with Susan E. Tifft of the definitive biography about Ochs, “The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times,” will be present. Panelists and attendees then will enjoy beverages on Market Square a block away.
This is one of three events in September by The East Tennessee chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (ETSPJ), the Knoxville History Project and the Front Page Foundation to recognize the beginnings of Ochs’ (March 12, 1858 – April 8, 1935) newspaper career in downtown Knoxville that ultimately ended with the founding of The New York Times. He also owned The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press).