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Ned Brown's Hunch - The Guldensuppe Murder 1897

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  • Ned Brown's Hunch - The Guldensuppe Murder 1897

    This is a 49 page article originally published in New Yorker Magazine during 1955. Ned Brown was a young reporter for The New York World at the time of the Guldensuppe Murder in the Summer of 1897.

    It may be hard to believe for readers, the coverage of this one-off murder in New York dailies was extraordinary. I was frankly stunned to see that the coverage in The World ( I don't have access to William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal yet ) equaled and in some respects, dwarfed the coverage afforded to the Brown murder just 6 years earlier and the Whitechapel Murders.

    I won't spoil it for you, but when possible give the article a good once over. A really remarkable case.

    The competition between the older, well established immigrant Pulitzer and the upstart former editor from San Francisco, Hearst, was the major factor in the rise of yellow journalism. It was also the catalyst in this crime's astonishingly voluminous coverage. Some editions in these two papers contained 4 full pages of coverage in one edition covering theories, photos, witnesses, the whole nine yards.
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