William Randolph Hearst And Joseph Pulitzer: Yellow Journalism And The Spanish/American War
21 pages in length. It was, perhaps, the most devastating event to occur with regard to journalistic integrity, but it was bound to happen in light of growing competition within the industry. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were two power hungry publishers who each had his own successful newspaper. Both Hearst's New York Journal and Pulitzer's New York World provided readers with up-to-date information, along with plenty of stimulating social appeal, yet the two literary moguls were constantly competing with each other for a bigger take of the readership pie. So intense was this rivalry that the ongoing battle soon turned into an ugly, mudslinging, back stabbing display of greed and power. The writer discusses yellow journalism and the Spanish/American War as they relate to Hearst and Pulitzer. Bibliography lists 50 sources.