Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (2018)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“He’s the person who thought up so much of what we think of now as news and how news is conveyed.” – Nicholson Baker

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life and influence Joseph Pulitzer had on the newspaper and reporting industry.

Bottom Line – Great film that is able to show the impact that Pulitzer had on his craft that still resonates today. The film is able to give us so much insight into his career and family life and how each affected the way he did things in his life.  His ability to understand clearly what reader wanted to hear about helps revolutionize the whole reporting industry for over a Century (so far). Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the 1890s the fierce competition between his New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal caused both to develop the techniques of yellow journalism, which won over readers with sensationalism, sex, crime and graphic horrors. The wide appeal reached a million copies a day and opened the way to mass-circulation newspapers that depended on advertising revenue (rather than cover price or political party subsidies) and appealed to readers with multiple forms of news, gossip, entertainment and advertising. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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