American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hearst, William Randolph 1863-1951. American newspaper and magazine publisher. Beginning with the San Francisco Examiner in 1887, he built the world's largest publishing empire, comprising 28 major newspapers. A passionate collector, he displayed many of his acquisitions in San Simeon, his ornate California estate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In hunting, a hind in the second or third year.
- n. A surname.
- n. United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism (1863-1951)
“Heiress to the William Randolph Hearst newspaper empire, Patty Hearst is best known for her kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army – a group of leftist radicals – who convinced her to join in with their robberies and bank extortions.”
“First published as "Man of Mine" in Hearst's Magazine, Vol. 31, February, 1917: 11, 130-134.”
“The story of Patty Hearst is a horror story and I think it scared the jury.”
“Veteran Garrison Hearst is still lurking in the shadows.”
“Rescuing Patty Hearst is filled with potent images of family life, ghost children, refugees, secret armies.”
“Rescuing Patty Hearst is an unflinching account of the dark days during which Holman's family was held hostage by her mother's delusions and the country was beset by the folly of the Watergate era.”
“Expiation" was originally published in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, in December of 1903, when Wharton had acquired a reputation as a writer but had not reached the large readership she was to gain two years later, with The House of Mirth.”
“LAMB: What today has the name Hearst on it in American journalism?”
“(First published in Hearst's Magazine, March, 1917)”
“Although the name Hearst conjures dusty images of San Simeon, Marion Davies, and yellow journalism, the corporation has made a considerable investment in interactive media-something you wouldn't know automatically from looking at the company's newspaper sites.”
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