We all know that newspapers can be a great source for stories about our ancestors.
What about the owners of the newspapers? The editors and journalists? Do you have an ancestor that worked at a newspaper?
The objectives of the press associations were to promote the general interests of the journalistic profession and to improve the quality of journalism. Members were journalists from different respected newspapers across the country, province or state.
The booklets of meetings of the associations have lists of members.
Some of the following publications have portraits also.
Check local libraries for more.
A history of Canadian journalism in the several portions of the Dominon, with a sketch of the Canadian Press Association 1859-1908