Saturday, July 12, 2014

74 | Joseph Pulitzer, Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize

Joseph Pulitzer was the famous Hungarian-American Jewish Newspaper Publisher.  His papers would be the New York World and the St. Louis Dispatch.  In addition to the paper business, he would serve in Congress as was instrumental in getting the Statue of Liberty in New York.  His legacy as a congressman was "one who fought against big business and corruption".  He was born in Hungary on April 10, 1847, notice the year '47 with the same name, but a slightly different spelling, Jozsef Pulitzer. 
  • Joseph = 1+6+1+5+7+8 = 28
  • Pulitzer = 7+3+3+9+2+8+5+9 = 46
  • Joseph Pulitzer = 26+48 = 74
  • Jozsef (1+6+8+1+5+6 = 27, Jozesf Pulitzer = 73)
  • 4/10/1847 = 4+1+0+1+8+4+7 = 25, reduces to 7
He would move to Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 17 where he was accepted as someone to fight for the North in the Civil War.  After entering the country on such terms, he snuck away and managed to evade combat.  After the war, he moved to St. Louis and worked for the famous restaurant ' Tony Faust'.
  • Tony Faust = 2+6+5+7+6+1+3+2+1 = 33
  • Boston = 2+6+1+2+6+5 = 22
  • Massachusetts = 4+1+1+1+1+3+8+3+1+5+2+2+1 = 33
  • God = 7+6+4 = 17
While in St. Louis he would be befriended by William Patrick, Charles Johnson and Joseph McDowell.  These men were all lawyers and would help Joseph Pulitzer earn his law degree as well.
  • Patrick = 7+1+2+9+9+3+2 = 33
  • McDowell = 4+3+4+6+5+5+3+3 = 33
  • Johnson = 1+6+8+5+1+6+5 = 32
Are you seeing a pattern?  First he escapes the war, then he works for the "33" restaurant in St. Louis, then he is befriended by three lawyers who help educate him so that he could pass the bar.  Talk about good luck...  After earning his law credentials, Pulitzer worked for Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.  On March 6, 1867, Joseph Pulitzer would become a U.S. citizen.
  • 3/6/1867 = 3+6+1+8+6+7 = 31
While working for the Railroad, he developed a talent for "reporting" and showed hard work in doing so.  He became known as "Joey the Jew" and was known for keeping hours of 10am-2am at the office, daily.  After the railroad, Pulitzer would try his hand at politics, taking office at the age of 22-years old, three years under the state minimum.  In this case, even though Pulitzer was too young for office, he was able to win the Democratic seat because his opponent was deemed unfit due to previously being a Confederate Soldier. 

Personally, reflecting on my upbringing and education, it makes me wonder why no one taught me about how the United States was funneling in foreigners to fight for the north in the American Civil War, and then after the war, Southerners lost their rights, such as to hold office?  Those sound like pretty key details that could have been taught in the thirteen or so years I was required to attend public school, yet they weren't.  That isn't really any surprise because as they say, the victors of war tell the history as they want it told, and in this case, the northerners were the great people who wanted to free the slaves, and the southerners were the bad guys who did not- which in hindsight, is probably hardly the truth.  Joseph Pulitzer joined the Republican Party on December 14, 1869.
  • 12/14/1869 = 1+2+1+4+1+8+6+9 = 32
Joseph won office by a vote of 209-147.  While in office he would become the majority owner of the St. Louis Dispatch and marry wife Katherine Davis, relative of Jefferson Davis, which the name Katherine Davis is much like Joseph Pulitzer. 
  • Katherine = 11+1+2+8+5+9+9+5+5= 55
  • Davis = 4+1+4+9+1 = 19
  • Katherine Davis = 55+19 = 74
  • Joseph Pulitzer = 74
They would go on to have 7 children.  Their eldest daughter, Lucille Pulitzer (Luc = 333), would die at the age of 17 from "typhoid fever", on the date of December 31, 1897, just before the New Year.  Before that, younger daughter Katherine Pulitzer died on May 9, 1884.
  • 5/9/1884 = 5+9+1+8+8+4 = 35
  • 12/31/1897 = 1+2+3+1+1+8+9+7 = 32
It was 1883 that Pulitzer became the primary owner of the New York World paper.  While with this paper he would create landmark concepts in having the first "in color" comic titled "The Yellow Kid" by Richard Outcault.  How about those names?  And doesn't "Outcault" remind you of "Occult"?
  • Richard = 9+9+3+8+1+9+4 = 43
  • Outcault = 6+3+2+3+1+3+3+2 = 23
  • Richard Outcault = 43+23 = 66
  • Yellow Kid = 7+5+3+3+6+5+2+9+4 = 44
  • With regards to the newspaper business, In the 1890s the fierce competition between Pulitzer's World Paper and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal caused both to use "yellow journalism" for wider mainstream appeal.  This era of "yellow journalism" opened the way to mass-circulation newspapers that depended on advertising revenue and appealed to readers with multiple forms of news, entertainment and advertising.  With emphasis on the entertainment and advertising, it sounds much like the media we have today- just add a big scoop of fakeology, two parts numerology, a dash of astrology and you're there.  (I'm sure it was all there from the beginning, save the "CGI" or computer graphic imaging of the present)
He would also creative a new brand of "investigative journalism" starring Nellie Bly, but she is another post in herself.
  • Nellie = 5+5+3+3+9+5 = 30
  • Bly = 2+3+7 = 12
  • Nellie Bly = 42
In 1909 the New York World would expose an illegal $40-million dollar payment from the U.S. Federal Government to J.P. Morgan's Panama Canal Company.
  • Panama Canal = 7+1+5+1+4+1+3+1+5+1+3 = 31
  • Company = 3+6+4+7+1+5+7 = 33
Two years later, while traveling from Jekyll Island, Georgia to Charleston South Carolina, located just south of the 33rd Parallel North, Joseph Pulitzer would die under the strangest conditions.  Courtesy of Wikipedia, let us examine the bizarre details of his death.
While traveling to his winter home at the Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1911, Pulitzer had his yacht stop in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. On October 29, 1911, Pulitzer listened to his German secretary read aloud about King Louis XI of France. As the secretary neared the end, Pulitzer said in German: "Leise, ganz leise" (English: "Softly, quite softly"), and died.[21] His body was returned to New York for services, and he was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York.
Have you ever read anything stranger?  Sounds like a death, made for an epic.  Let us examine the Gematria within these places.
  • Epic = 7+16+9+3 = 33 
  • Jekyll = 1+5+2+7+3+3 = 21
  • Island = 9+1+3+1+5+4 = 23
  • Jekyll Island = 21+23 = 44
  • Georgia = 7+5+6+9+7+9+1 = 44
  • Jekyll Island, Georgia = 44+44 = 88
Charleston, South Carolina also has magnificent as well Gematria.
  • Charleston = 3+8+1+9+3+5+1+2+6+5 = 43
  • South = 1+6+3+2+8 = 20
  • Carolina = 3+1+9+6+3+9+5+1 = 37
  • Charleston, South Carolina = 43+20+37 = 110
Joseph Pulitzer died on the date of October 29, 1911.  It is important to note that October is the only month with "33" Gematria.  Also, the date 10/29/11 can be represented as 1/11/11 in numerology.  The date 10/29/1911 can be represented as 1/11/3.
  • October = 6+3+2+6+2+5+9 = 33
  • 10/29/1911 = 1+0+2+9+1+9+1+1 = 24
In his 1892, Joseph Pulitzer would work hard to establish a school of journalism in his name, but it was to no avail.  However, after his death, Columbia University recognized his living wishes and created a school in his honor.  The process began in 1902 when Nicholas Murray Butler, Columbia's New President, began to make accommodations for the new school.
  • Murray = 4+3+9+9+1+7 = 33
In 1912, the Pulitzer School of Journalism would officially open at Columbia.  Later, a school in Pulitzers honor would also be opened at the Missouri School of Journalism.  In 1917, Columbia University would award the first Pulitzer Prize, made in Joseph Pulitzer's honor.  Let us close by examining the Gematria of 'Pulitzer Prize'.

  • Pulitzer = 7+3+3+9+2+8+5+9  = 46
  • Prize = 7+9+9+8+5 = 38
  • Pulitzer Prize = 84
  • Unites States of America = 84

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