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Full Name: Joseph Pulitzer
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(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.
Author's Timeline:
1883 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.  
1847 (Unknown) County
Pulitzer was born in Mako, Hungary in 1847. 
1911 (Unknown) County
Pulitzer died in Charleston, South Carolina in 1911. 
1911 Bronx County
Pulitzer is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York. 

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