Muckrackers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism (Large P
Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism - in - depth, serialized ''exposes'' of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like ''The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's classic account of corruption in the meat - packing industry. Ann Bausum's dramatic narrative follows a generation of dedicated journalists who force responsible changes in industry and politics as America thrives. Muckrakers'' is the inside story of public - spirited journalism right through its evolution, with profiles of latter - day practitioners like Woodward and Bernstein and today's Internet bloggers. Ann Bausum's storytelling savvy will engage and inspire young people to cherish age - old values such as truth and public accountability. ''Muckrakers'' is the scoop on American journalism.
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