The Murder of the CenturyNPR coverage of The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City And Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Traces the 1897 murder that initiated a tabloid war between media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, chronicling the efforts of an anxious police officer, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor to solve the crime.
In 1897, New York was a town of many newspapers in which theNew York World, the New York Journal, the New York Herald, the New York Post and more competed for the public eye.
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