Definition of Hearst, William Randolph in US English:

Hearst, William Randolph

proper noun

  • (1863–1951), US newspaper publisher and tycoon. His introduction of features such as large headlines and sensational crime reporting revolutionized US journalism. He was the model for the central character of Orson Welles's movie Citizen Kane (1941).

Pronunciation

Hearst, William Randolph

/hərst//hərst/