Ch 9 - educated and less elite audience • Penny press...

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Ch 9: The Media Mass Media: Means of communication that are widely affordable and technologically capable of reaching a broad audience. The Partisan Press and the Penny Press From 1787- Civil War almost all newspapers were openly and explicitly partisan They often announced the partisanship proudly, often at the top of their mastheads, and consciously tried to bring a partisan perspective to their writing. Most of these papers also received some kind of subsidy or patronage from the party’s supporters in government. Alexander Hamilton- Gazette of the United States- gave the paper most of the Treasury Departments’ printing business. Thomas Jefferson- National Gazette- not a great deal of official printing business, put Philip Freneau on the State Department payroll. In the early 1830’s- penny press. Penny papers were aimed at a larger, less
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Unformatted text preview: educated, and less elite audience. • Penny press- different from the earlier newspapers- less flowery and simple. • People couldn’t make mundane stories seem interesting, they began to rely on official proclamations and letter from readers, and hire reporters. Newspapers and Magazines, 1865-1920 • Although most newspapers still had some kind of partisan affiliation, they increasingly relegated it or so they claimed) to the editorial pages. Partisanship was not supposed to affect new stories. • The 1890s and early 1900s are sometimes called the era of “yellow journalism,” when many newspapers eagerly exploited scandals and any story involving sex or violence. • Although newpaper were clearly the dominant medium of this era, magazines were also influential. Magazineses were in sense, the first major national medium....
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