Joseph Pulitzer

Newspaper Publisher Joseph Pulitzer

Full Name: Pulitzer József
Profession: Newspaper Publisher

United States of America

Biography: Pulitzer was born in Hungary in 1847, and emigrated to the United States in 1864. He worked as a journalist in St. Louis, and then in New York City.

In 1883, he purchased the New York World, a struggling newspaper. He turned it into a hugely successful publication partly notorious for its 'yellow journalism' that was characterised by sensationalism and exaggerations.

His endowment to Columbia University led to establishing the Pulitzer Prize, which is given annually for excellence in journalism, literature, and music.

Born: April 10, 1847
Birthplace: Makó, Kingdom of Hungary
Star Sign: Aries

Died: October 29, 1911 (aged 64)

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Historical Events

  • 1878-12-09 Joseph Pulitzer buys the St. Louis Dispatch for $2,500
  • 1878-12-12 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
  • 1912-05-07 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer

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