The Yellow Journalism: The Press and America's Emergence as by Foreword by Geneva Overholser By (author) David R. Spencer

By Foreword by Geneva Overholser By (author) David R. Spencer

Sensational tales hit print by way of the hundreds of thousands from the instant there has been print to hit, and renowned among the 1st affordable examining have been scandalous relationships, municipal scandals, police outrages, and hazardous public stipulations. Spencer (information and media reviews, U. of Western Ottawa) provides complete credits to the colourful journalism of the prior, yet succeeds in exhibiting how Hearst, Pulitzer, ...

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It was at this period in history that the department store and the journalism industry forged a partnership that was to last well into the closing years of the twentieth century. In its simplest form, objectivity was regarded as the reporting of news in which the facts that appeared on the printed page were totally separated in terms of human value from the person who collected those facts and assembled them for newspaper consumers. In this concept, then, the reader was given the task of analyzing and assembling facts gleaned from the daily press to form his or her own worldview, or, as we saw earlier, the potential creation of communities.

As Mark Twain noted, the Yellow Press seemed to stand in perfect conflict with those who advocated the collection of facts and the diminution of storytelling. A sophisticated public deserved no less, according to the critics of the Yellow Press. Ted Smythe observed: The Yellow Journalism of the late 1890s was a product of hyper sensationalism and competition between Pulitzer and Hearst. It was New Journalism carried to an extreme. Headlines were larger and bolder and scare heads attracted readers.

The two women were T H E I N H E R I TA N C E 45 flanked by relatively conservative women who were content with the way things were, on one side, and, on the other, by those who wanted to take a more visible and more flamboyant approach to securing woman’s rights. So often with reform movements, a radical fringe arises, in many cases drawing attention from the center to the periphery of the political spectrum. Gilded Age America would prove to be no exception in this regard. A sexual reform press began to emerge in the early 1870s and was accused of promoting free love.

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