By 1900, the days of yellow journalism were already fading, and both William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were searching for a new direction even as their newspapers diverged.
Hearst tries for a political career, but finds himself defeated and dragging back to a lagging paper by the end of the decade.
Pulitzer doubled down on news, and in 1909 caught the biggest scoop of his career. While the paper is going as strong as ever, Pulitzer’s health is suffering.
Both men created legacies and changed the face of American journalism forever.
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