Herbert Bayard Swope

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Herbert Bayard Swope Sr. (January 5, 1882 - June 20, 1958) was a U.S. editor, journalist and intimate of the Algonquin Round Table. Swope spent most of his career at the New York World newspaper. He was the first and three time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting. Swope was called the greatest reporter of his time by Lord Northcliffe of the London Daily ... more »

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  • ''I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—which is: Try to please everybody.''
    Herbert B. Swope (1882-1958), U.S. journalist. speech, Dec. 20, 1950.
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