In the decade preceding Stanford White's 1906 murder, New York City's daily newspaper circulation increased dramatically. Over a dozen major English-language dailies competed for a swelling urban audience. The sensationalist style known as yellow journalism emerged from the rigorous competition.
Before radio, television and the Internet, newspapers were the only sources of daily news, and at a price of one or two cents -- the cost of a stamp -- papers were affordable. Design and printing advances enabled newspapers to print a more robust, enticing product. The love triangle between White, Evelyn Nesbit and Harry Thaw -- and its violent end -- was THE newspaper story of its time.
Read about the changes in the newspaper industry and see how the story was reported.