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Competitive Journalism

  • Eusebio Planas's comic strip "La HistorĂ­a de una Mujer"
  • Front page of New York Post in 2004


The modern world of journalism and news is a competitive one. To attract readers, newspapers publishing in the same places try to appear unique. Some, like this edition of the New York Post rely on sensationalized headlines and lurid stories to try to catch the reader's eye. Others increasingly utilized a good funny page in the form of a comic strip which gave newspapers great appeal and helped build reader loyalty, such as the one displayed here from the 1880s by Eusebio Planas.

Eusebio Planas, "La HistorĂ­a de una Mujer," c. 1880; New York Post, November 2004


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Competitive Journalism in World History Commons,