Newspapers and magazines

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Newspapers and magazines The earliest newspapers in the United States were tied to political groups or parties.  The Federalist Papers,  which urged the ratification of the Constitution, were first  published in New York newspapers. During George Washington's administration, the  Gazette of the United States  represented Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists, while  the  National Gazette  supported Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic Republicans.  The development of high-speed presses, growing literacy rates, and the invention of the  telegraph led to the rise of independent, mass-circulation newspapers in the first half of  the 19th century. Competition for readers and advertisers became intense, so papers  increasingly emphasized the sensational side of news in the second half of that century.  This style of reporting became known as  yellow journalism,  and the most well-known 
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