An editor and newspaper proprietor who owned the New York World and gave modern journalism its pulse and success, Pulitzer fought against injustice, special privilege, and corruption, claiming support for “the people” and representing immigrants, workingmen, tenement dwellers, and middle-class taxpayers. He introduced pictures, large headlines, and sensationalism to the newspaper world, making the World the most widely read daily in the Western Hemisphere.
Joseph Pulitzer was born to Philip Pulitzer, a grain merchant, and Louise Berger near Budapest, Hungary. After being educated privately, he came to the United States as a
Chromolithograph of Joseph Pulitzer superimposed over pages from his newspapers.
Barrett, James Wyman. Joseph Pulitzer and His World. New York: Vanguard Press, 1941. Juergens, George. Joseph Pulitzer and the New York World. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1966.
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