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William Randolph Hearst, Newspaper Baron – Died on 14 August 1951

The American newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, died on 14 August 1951, aged 88.

Famous as the muse for the film, ‘Citizen Kane’, Hearst also gained notoriety for his use of ‘yellow journalism’ – i.e. the use of invented interviews, fictional (though sensational) reports and photoshopped pictures.

There are 100s of stories about Hearst in the Archive, so, to mark the day, we’ve posted three stories which highlight his life and times in the newspaper business.

newspaper report on william randolph hearst

Western Daily Press – Wednesday 08 April 1942

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19420408/044/0002

newspaper report on william randolph hearst

Western Gazette – Friday 05 September 1930

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/19300905/123/0015

newspaper report on william randolph hearst

Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 03 March 1944

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19440303/034/0005

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