Exam 2 Study Guide

Exam 2 Study Guide - Exam 2 Study Guide News Yellow Journalism a newspaper style or era that peaked in the 1890's it emphasized highinterest

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Exam 2 Study Guide: News Yellow Journalism – a newspaper style or era that peaked in the 1890’s, it  emphasized high-interest stories, sensational crime news, large headlines, and serious  reports that exposed corruption, particularly in business and government  Yellow press   investigative journalism  o “just the facts” model Phrase yellow journalism has since become associated with the cartoon strip,  The Yellow Kid   6-cent Press – Late 1820’s, average cost of a paper was 6-cents Packaged information more impartially  Partisan Journalism – covering important events impartially. These papers often  carried verbatim reports of presidential addresses and murder trials, or the annual  statements of the U.S. Treasury  Objective Journalism – a modern style of journalism that distinguishes factual  reports from opinion columns; reporters strive to remain neutral toward the issue or  event they cover, searching out competing points of view among the sources for a story Why the change? o Traditional style has discouraged many readers from continuing  beyond the key details in the opening paragraph. It has been found  that objective journalism is more effective New York Times  Audience: Directed towards upscale viewers who control a disproportionate share of  consumer dollars Distancing from other papers: Used straightforward, “no frills” reporting to appeal to more affluent and  educated readers initially o Hearts and Pulitzer targeted the working/middle classes  Downplayed sensational stories, favoring the documentation of major events  or issues 
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Inverted Pyramidal Style – a style of journalism in which news reports begin with  the most dramatic or newsworthy information – answering who, what, when, where  (occasionally why and how) at the top of the story – and then trail off with less  significant details Interpretive Journalism – a type of journalism that involves analyzing and  explaining key issues or events and placing them in a broader historical or social  context  Opinion Editorials –  Advocacy Journalism – reporter actively promotes a particular cause or viewpoint Literary Journalism – news reports that adapt fictional storytelling techniques to  nonfictional material; sometimes called  new   journalism Consensus-Oriented Journalism found in small communities, newspapers that promote social and economic  harmony by providing community calendars and meeting notices and carrying  articles on local schools, social events, town government, property crimes 
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