Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer The Immigrant. Came to the U.S. from Hungary Served for the Union in the Civil War Became a reporter for German Language papers Purchased St. Louis Post-Dispatch with his brother-1872,. Pulitzer The Mogul.
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the Maine enters Havana Harbor January, 1898, three weeks before an explosion sinks it.
Did the Spanish sink it?
As one of the few sources of public information, newspapers had reached unprecedented influence and importance. Journalistic giants, such as Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer of the World, viciously competed for the reader's attention. They were determined to reach a daily circulation of a million people, and they didn't mind fabricating stories in order to reach their goal.
Hearst was true to his word. For weeks after the Maine disaster, the Journal devoted more than eight pages a day to the story.
May, 1941: Orson Welles’ film, “Citizen Kane” is released.
Hearst is furious because the film satirizes him and his lover, Marion Davies… moves to have the film suppressed.
Orson Welles’ career is ruined. Film’s distribution is curtailed thanks to Hearst’s efforts.