The paper ran a twenty-article series that was an [[...|exposé]] on the 20th-century revival of the [[Ku Klux Klan]], starting September 6, 1921.
In 1931, Pulitzer's heirs went to court to sell the World. A surrogate court judge decided in the Pulitzer sons' favor; [[Roy W. Howard]] purchased the newspaper for his [[Scripps-Howard]] chain. He closed the World and laid off the staff of 3,000 after the final issue was printed on February 27, 1931. Howard added the World name to his afternoon paper, the Evening Telegram, and called it the [[New York World-Telegram]].
== Legacy ==
Janet E. Steele argues that Pulitzer put a stamp on his age when he brought his brand of journalism from [[St. Louis]] to New York in 1883. In his New York World, Pulitzer emphasized illustrations, advertising, and a culture of consumption for working men. He believed they saved money to enjoy life with their families when they could, at [[Coney Island]] for example.ref
By contrast, the long-established editor , of [[The Sun (New York)|]], held to a traditional view of the working man as one engaged in a struggle to better his working conditions and to improve himself. Dana thought that readers in the 20th century follow fewer faddish illustrations and wished newspapers did not need advertising. Dana resisted buying a [[Linotype machine|Linotype]]. These two editors, and their newspapers, reflected two worlds—one old, one new—and Pulitzer won.ref