William Randolph Hearst
Kathryn Olmsted's "Newspaper Axis" Shows Media Extremism Nothing New
by Kathryn Smith
FDR's success in promoting the New Deal and rallying Americans to the defense of Europe against fascism was a triumph over the nation's right-wing newspaper barons.
SOURCE: NBC News
Musk's Twitter Bid Harkens Back to Hearst
Richard White and Brad DeLong consider how the megabillionaire's bid for Twitter stacks up against other efforts by the ultra-rich to build media empires – is it more about attention and less about advancing financial interests?
Historians' Perspective on Media Bias: Where it Came from, and What Can be Done?
by Walter G. Moss
Historical perspective shows that media bias is nothing new, but the stakes for democracy are high today. Can historians teach and practice better ways of reading and debating to fight polarization and misinformation?
SOURCE: Lapham’s Quarterly
William Randolph Hearst for President
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Another news cycle, another media mogul stirring up electoral buzz.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Scale of Hearst plot to discredit Orson Welles and Citizen Kane revealed
Memos show media mogul William Randolph Hearst’s executives conspired to undermine Welles and stop release of film.
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