Social Media: The Next Frontier for Yellow Journalism Embroils Chick-Fil-A, Ford and Celeb Boutique

In 1897, Fredric Remington was sent to Cuba to cover the Spanish-American war. His boss, William Randolph Hearst, planned to use the war to increase circulation and grow his newspaper empire. After assessing the situation, Remington reportedly requested to return home by cabling “there will be no war.” Hearst responded, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” The sensationalized stories that followed have been recognized as the peak of yellow journalism.

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