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Sydney Hershman One Page Outline James L. Baughman’s piece “Wounded but Not Slain” documents the evolution of the American newspaper from the 1930’s until about 2005, as well as provides evidence for why these changes occurred. After World War 2, most Americans received their news from newspapers, as reading them was part of the daily routine. An emphasis was placed on local news stories, with profit deriving from advertisements, as well as newspaper sales. The layout was also different than it is today. There were no pictures or color present in newspapers until the later half of the 20 th century. African Americans had their own newspapers, and were rarely reported on in the mainstream publications. “Newsrooms” were dominated by white males, often without college degrees, and filled with tobacco smoke and typewriters. However, in the 1950’s and 60’s, many of the quintessential aspects of the newspaper began to change. Color was added, and newspaper chains rose. There was a new sense of
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