Samuel Sidney McClure was an American publisher who became known as a key figure in investigative, or muckraking, journalism. He co-founded and ran McClures Magazine from 1893 to 1911 and he was born to an Ulster Scots family in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and emigrated with his widowed mother to Indiana when he was nine years old. He grew up in poverty on a farm and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1875. He worked his way through Knox College, where he co-founded its student newspaper, in 1884, he established the McClure Syndicate, the first U. S. newspaper syndicate, which serialized books. McClure created a new form of writing for his journalists that we still use today. Instead of demanding that his writers give him articles for his paper immediately, kipling was also present when McClure began to contemplate the launch of a new literary magazine. He founded McClures Magazine in 1893 and ran it successfully until 1911 when poor health, through his magazine, he introduced Dr. Maria Montessoris new teaching methods to North America in 1911. McClure was a partner of Frank Nelson Doubleday in Doubleday & McClure. After he was ousted in 1911, McClures Magazine serialized his ghost-written autobiography and he died in 1949 in New York City, U. S. A. The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the History of Christian Science Lyon, success Story, The Life and Times of S. S. McClure. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Co, McClure Publishing Company Archives - Special Collections, University of Delaware Library Samuel McClure biography
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Cover of January 1901 issue of McClure's Magazine.