Joseph Pulitzer Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1947


Joseph Pulitzer Stamp

Joseph Pulitzer StampIssued on April 10, 1947, the Joseph Pulitzer stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1847.  Joseph Pulitzer was born in Hungry, but immigrated to the United States in 1864.  Upon his arrival, he joined the Union Army and fought in the Civil War.  He joined the Westliche Post, a German language newspaper as a writer in 1868.  He was successful, and within two short years he had become the managing editor.  Two years after that, in 1872 he was able to purchase the newspaper. 

Over time, through a series of clever business deals and insightful editorial ability, he amassed a large fortune and was able to buy the New York World for almost $350,000 in 1883.  The paper emphasized scandal and sensational news stories and quickly became a favorite with the public.  Soon, the New York World had the greatest circulation of any paper in the country.  Joseph Pulitzer and his staff pioneered the art of investigative reporting and stories published in his papers instigated a number of important reforms.  During his life he also founded the Columbia School of Journalism, one of the most respected journalism schools in America.  The Pulitzer Prize is one of Joseph Pulitzer’s lasting legacies.  It is awarded for outstanding achievements in Journalism, Literature, Drama and Music.

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