The History And Impacts Of William Randolph Hearst's History

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William Randolph Hearst created a media empire after his father, George Hearst gave him the San Francisco Examiner. After that, he battled the Ney York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer by purchasing the New York Journal and earning awareness for his “yellow journalism.” He went into politics during the century’s turn, and won himself two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives but was unsuccessful in his attempt to become President of the United States and New York City’s mayor. These things took place in William Randolph Hearst history, and he probably would not have had a big impact on the history of journalism without doing the things he’s done.
William Randolph Hearst was born on 29th, 1863 to George a United States Senator as well as
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Palmer, to purchase the New York Morning Journal later to be named the New York Journal from John R. McLean for $180,000. The Morning Journal was founded in 1882 by Joseph Pulitzer’s younger brother Albert Pulitzer. The reputation the Morning Journal had been vaguely distasteful, it had been designed for the love-sick chambermaid’s gratification. The announcement that William Hearst was the new owner was made on November 7, 1895. One of the techniques Hearst used in San Francisco was hiring the best journalist obtainable at whatever salary that was necessary to pay and he also used these tactics when he was in New York. He brought the Examiner staff Sam Chamberlain, managing editor; Arthur McEwen ace reporter; Homer Davenport, cartoonist; Winfred Black, “sob sister”. He also hired Julian Ralph, Julian Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, and Alfred Henry Lewis as well as Alan Dale and A.C. Wheeler. Then Pulitzer cut the price of his morning paper and was forced to raise the rates of advertising playing right into Hearst’s hands. Hearst placed a great amount of advertisements in other papers, along with trade organs, Hearst constructed massive billboards and posted blank walls that had announcements of journal features. The New York Journal’s circulation increased …show more content…
The second year that Hearst was over the New York Journal was one of the most triumphant years for him. In-between the twelve months starting in November, 1896, William Hearst had improved his new service tremendously and surprised the town by admirably crusading, completely took over Pulitzer’s World in circulation. Alas the year did not start off this as well as Hearst would have wanted because several reformers believed that the Journal and the World exploited the sex and crime in their papers and that they were nothing more than public menaces. Preachers were also preaching against them in the pulpit, clubs and librarians cancelled their subscriptions and boycotted them. While at the same time the crime-and-sex sensationalism had been sustained. The Journal had also gotten into the detective business, their greatest success in the detective business was finding the solution to the

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