The Hyde Park Herald has been published by Bruce
Sagan since 1953. Sagan's career in journalism began in 1951 when, at 22
years of age, he became a copyboy for the Hearst's International News
Service. He soon moved on to the City News Bureau and, in 1953, accepted
a request by business and community leaders to take on the challenge of
publishing the Hyde Park Herald which was going out of business the week
he purchased it.
Sagan would go on to publish newspapers in four
states including the Southtown Economist in Chicago, which became the
Daily Southtown in 1978 when Sagan converted the twice-weekly paper to a
regional daily on the heels of the Chicago Daily News' demise.
Digitizing of the Herald back files was done by
Sagan’s family as a gift to him on his 80th birthday.