History of American Journalism
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James Gordon Bennett
James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald, the city's most popular penny paper for much of the nineteenth century. Born in Scotland, Bennett moved first to...
Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) was the owner and editor of the New York World and the benefactor of the Pulitzer Prize. Born in Hungary, he gained passage to America in 1864 by enlisting with a Union...
William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) was the owner and editor of the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Journal, and the architect of one of America's largest newspaper chains. He was the son o...
Rupert Murdoch (1931- ) is one of the most powerful media tycoons of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His maintains vast holdings across the media spectrum—including telev...
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