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on June 24, 2014 in World News

The Hearst mansion, built on yellow journalism

The Hearst mansion, built on yellow journalism Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on California’s spectacular coastal highway, sits a castle that symbolizes the rise and fall of American journalism. In 1919, William Randolph Hearst, the greatest newspaper baron in the world, began building his dream home. At first, he wanted a simple bungalow. Eventually, the 90,000-square-foot pile had 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms and 41 fireplaces (only eight of which actually worked). When he died in 1951, it was still unfinished. San Simeon is now open to the public. As an erstwhile newspaper reporter, I couldn’t resist gawking at… View Article

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