The Press: Hearst in Baltimore

Official announcement was made of the purchase by William Randolph Hearst from Frank A. Munsey of The Baltimore American and The Baltimore News, its evening edition.

Mr. Hearst acquires The Baltimore American in the 160th year of its existence. Established as The Maryland Journal and Advertiser in 1773, it was the first newspaper published in Baltimore and is the oldest news publication south of Philadelphia. For nearly 70 years it was owned by the Fulton family. Charles Fulton, warm friend of Abraham Lincoln, gave the paper its...

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