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In Chapter 3 of Michael Schudson’s book, Discovering the News, he discusses journalism as entertainment from Joseph Pulitzer and the New York World, and journalism as information from the rise of the New York Times. Shudson begins the chapter by discussing how at the beginning of the nineteenth century, there was always a division among […]

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Inspiration for sensation(alism)

Posted by: | October 21, 2009 | No Comment |

Journalists and Historians alike often attribute the rise of sensationalism to the war between Hearst and Pulitzer. For it was during this time in the late19th to early 20th centuries that newspaper editors were looking for ways to sell more papers. The story is classic: the elder Joseph Pulitzer makes something of himself by building the St. […]

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When people think of muckraking, what comes to mind is that term coined by President Teddy Roosevelt.  This term has to do with an individual who “rakes the muck” or exposes corruption going on to the public.  There were many muckrakers, the majority of them male until reporter Nellie Bly introduced herself to the muckraking industry. Early […]

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