Person Detail: Joseph Pulitzer
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|Full Name: Joseph Pulitzer|
(1847-1911) Journalist. In 1868 he became a reporter on a German-language newspaper in St. Louis. In 1878 he bought two papers and combined them into the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 1883 he bought The World, a New York City paper, and turned it into a vigorous, crusading newspaper. The term "yellow journalism" was coined as a description of the World's color spreads and sensationalism. In 1903, he endorsed a college of journalism at Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes each year recognize the best in journalism, literature, drama, and music.
New York County
Bought "The World," a New York City paper
In 1883 he bought The World, a New York City paper, and turned it into a vigorous, crusading newspaper.
Pulitzer was born in Mako, Hungary in 1847.
Pulitzer died in Charleston, South Carolina in 1911.
Pulitzer is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.