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Unformatted text preview: went from rewriting what was in the police blotters to reporting the stories themselves o 1820-1860: rise of fiction to the united states American fiction instead of English, British, etc. Good-old American vernacular o Sir Nathanial Hawthorn o Herman Melville o Emerson o Whitman o Edgar Alan Poe The sensational, the morbid, the criminal, and the erotic were popular press Journalists actually interviewing people, and attributing information to those they interview Increasing political coverage Local and national cover of politics begins to have more prominence o Slow and steady, noticeable growth Democracy was being exercised Press was exercising its watchdog roll to protect against arbitrary acts of government o HANDOUT...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course COMM 102 taught by Professor Pike during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '07