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(1847—1911) Hungarian-born American newspaper proprietor and editor

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Hungarian-born American newspaper proprietor. His New York World was notably aggressive in its campaigns, perhaps most notably for organized labour, and for war against Spain in the 1890s. He founded the annual Pulitzer Prizes in 1917, which award excellence in American journalism, literature, drama, and music. See also hearst, randolph; media power.

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