Tag Archives: Bancrofts

Hugh Bancroft

Hugh Bancroft was an interesting man. Born in Boston with a silver spoon in his mouth, one would quickly view him as the epitome of success. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, at 17. His father, a major general of the Massachusetts National Guard and Chairman of the Boston Elevated Railway, captained...

Murdoch and the Bancrofts

It has been reported that in 2007 when Rupert Murdoch was trying to buy the “Wall Street Journal” both “WSJ” management and the Bancrofts who owned controlling interest were concerned about journalistic independence. The “WSJ” had built its reputation for over a century on acquiring financial facts and following with unbiased reporting....