William Hearst - Blindt 1 ITC(SW/AW) Blindt ID # C09181971...

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Blindt 1 ITC(SW/AW) Blindt ID # C09181971 Professor Carlucci Intro to Mass Communication 1 Dec 2008 We were given an opportunity to earn extra credit by writing a four to five page paper on a person who helped shape and influence radio, television, or the motion picture industry or a significant event or person that contributed greatly to the broadcasting industry. I chose to write about William Randolph Hearst because he is a very interesting person in our history of mass media. I learned a great deal about Mr. Hearst when my wife and I decided to take a weekend trip when we were station in Los Angles, CA. Our plans were to visit Monterey, CA but on the way there, were we going to stop in San Simeon, CA and see the Hearst castle. Co-workers of mine recommend we visit the castle because they said it was very fascinating place to see. Up to that point, I had no idea who William Randolph Hearst was or even heard of the Hearst castle. So during this paper, I will highlight William Randolph Hearst’s early years, his publishing business, his involvement in politics, and some personal life facts. Without further due, William Randolph Hearst I was born on April 29, 1863 in San Francisco, CA to George Hearst and Phoebe Apperson. He was the only child of a self-made multimillionaire miner and rancher. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire prior to him enrolling into Harvard College class of 1885. Mr. Hearst was a member of the prestigious fraternity of Delta Kappa Epsilon in addition to the Harvard Lampoon prior to his expulsion due to a crude prank. He eventually married Millicent Willson in New York City. They had five sons together during
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Blindt 2 their marriage. William Hearst died in Beverly Hills, CA on August 14, 1951 at the age of 88. He is interred at the Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, CA. At the age of 23 and still in Harvard, Mr. Hearst was searching for an occupation. At the same time, he learned that his father received a northern California newspaper, The San Francisco Examiner , as a payment of a gambling debit. So in 1887, he took over management of
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Professorcarlucci during the Spring '11 term at Coastline Community College.

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