Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal and Joseph Pulitzer's New York World|
|Context||The penny newspapers stirred up public opinion in support of international issues and events, such as the Spanish American War.|
|Audience||The readers of the New York Journal and the New York World|
|Purpose||To boost circulation and profits|
Politics played a role in driving American expansionism. Public opinion on international issues helped to influence presidential elections, and spurred the growth of a competitive press that sensationalized news reporting for a mass readership. With the intent of increasing circulation and profits, Hearst's Journal and Pulitzer's World attempted to stir up public support for Cuban rebels against Spain by blurring the line between fact and fiction in their coverage of the news.