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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 it’s “watchdog” roll to protect against arbitrary acts of government o HANDOUT...
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- Fall '07
- American Bible Society, Edgar Alan Poe, Stereotyping Metal plates