People’s Champions

In this era it was hard to classify them as “yellow journalism” because it was so much going on. Pulitzer and Hearst were considered along a strain on journalists known as people’s champions. This group used their power to fight for casues a man would appreciate. This kind of journalism was popular outside of New York. In fact one of the most well known publishers who fit into this category where they resisted the lure to operate out of New York was E.W. Scripps, who ran a chain of mid-Western newspapers in the ohio area. His papers “were small in size” but “big in heart” and fought fearless crusades. The papers from the people’s champions had a spirit of protest and featured hard hitting editorials.


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