The Press: His Father's Son

As a young man, Joseph Pulitzer II was a great disappointment to his father. Joseph Pulitzer I was not an easy father to satisfy. Founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and later the New York World, he felt that his son had not inherited his journalistic talent, never concealed his disappointment in "Young Joe." He took him from Harvard in the middle of his second year and, instead of training him at his side on the New York World, sent him to St. Louis with a characteristically sharp note to his editor, George S....

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