In the late 19th century, Cuba's revolutionary movement as a colony of Spain intensified.
Most Americans supported Cuba in their endeavors—including Pulitzer and W.R., who harshly enforced their anti-Spanish sentiments on the public, therefore exacerbating the issue.
Photos courtesy of Latin American Studies.
Both The Journal and The World published
stories on Spain's treachery and blamed them
for the sunken ship.
Meanwhile, other newspapers were significantly less direct with their stories, and only published solid facts during this time of tension.
Through their investigations of newspaper strategies
to increase circulation, The Journal and The World gained
an unprecedented power over the public. With these papers,
they had surpassed the normal limits of journalism
when international matters regarding war arose, and
hence confronted global-scale politics.
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