Muckraker

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  • Muckraker Research Paper

    Muckraker to Mole An Analysis of Investigative Journalist’s Role Throughout History – What is was, currently is and might be Introduction: This paper explores the development of investigative journalism from its early 20th-century beginnings of ‘muckraking, ' to its current function in today’s society. First examined is the history behind investigative journalism, detailing the original obligations of reporters such as Upton Sinclair and Seymour Hersh. Regardless of the name muckraker, devised by President Theodore Roosevelt, the many successes of investigative reporters are also mentioned. Discussed next are the government restrictions such as prior restraint, the Espionage Act of 1917, judicial proceedings, privacy and defamation laws…

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  • Ida Tarbell Short Biography

    n.d.). Tarbell was partially influenced to write the articles because of the Supreme Court decision in 1911. The Standard Oil Company had been in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Since they were found guilty, they were told that they had to break up into 34 different companies. Even though Rockefeller broke up into the different companies, it didn’t affect his finances at all. (Piascik, n.d.). Rockefeller continued to be the world’s wealthiest man (Piascik, n.d.). IDA TARBELL …

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  • Propaganda In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    Propaganda in “The Jungle” The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a novel exploiting the lives of Lithuanian immigrants in Chicago during the Industrial Revolution of the early 19th century. The immigrants have a goal of achieving the American dream, and as the story goes on they are faced with the horrors of the meat packing industry. Upton Sinclair is a yellow journalist and muckraker during the progressive era, therefore the story is bound to have exaggeration in order for him to succeed in…

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  • The Jungle Symbolism Essay

    In the early 1900’s, many immigrants moved to America with hopes that they could live freely and work to have a better life. The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, is about a Lithuanian family who worked in the Chicago Stockyards and discovered the true horrors of working in the meatpacking plants. The theme in Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, reveals how much damage capitalism caused and the effect that capitalism had on people. As the main character goes throughout life, he is constantly…

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  • Progressive Reform In America

    The Progressive Era was indeed successful and changed America forever. The progressives would discover ways to show the world the cruelty that would occur behind the doors. A title called muckraking journalism is how progressives would inform their audience with unknown problems in the 20th century. They would create political cartoons, young children books, and plenty of novels. Monopolizing was one main issue in the Progressive Era. Ida Tarbell was the well educated man who exposed the truth…

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  • Essay On The Progressive Movement

    The progressive movement in the United States was one of the most successful political movements in the country’s history, starting reform movements throughout the nation. Beginning in the 19th century, the Progressive movement looked to make changes to some of the issues within the country, such as monopolies and the issues within the urban movement, like poverty and drunkenness. The progressive movement was typically made up of intellectuals, muckrakers, and middle class women. The movement…

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  • James L. Aucoin's Invetigative Reporting

    was out, a vast amount of reporters from around the country descended on the area to finish his work. This project brought national attention to the IRE and was intregal in the survival of the organization. This book does an incredible job of providing an outlined view as well as an in depth look at investigative journalism in America. Aucoin goes back in history beginning at the first English-language American newspaper. Benjamin Harris’ Publick Occurences Both Foreign and Domestick only had…

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  • Analysis Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    “The rich people not only had all the money, they had all the chance to get more; they had all the know-ledge and the power, and so the poor man was down, and he had to stay down.” One of the main characteristics of the jungle is that the powerful (the rich) is powerful thanks to the weak (the poor); the law of the jungle, the law of the strongest. Upton Sinclair calls “The Jungle” the socio-economic reality that the city of Chicago is going through at the beginning of the 20th century. In the…

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  • Muckrakers Pros And Cons

    According to Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, the American journalists called “Muckrakers”, coined by President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech in 1906,“ attempted to expose the abuses of business and the corruption in politics” by writing independent newspapers sensationalising the ill effects on the community’s future if there was no reform in the health standards of businesses. Without the help of the most famous Muckraker, Upton Sinclair, it might be possible that the Progressive Movement…

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  • Muckrakers Argumentative Essay

    right. Was. She was assassinated in a car bomb late last year by people working for the politicians she had exposed. Not only did her career disappear, she was brutally killed. Doing right by the law cost her her own life. Through their stories, muckrakers allow for a more ethical society, where justice can prevail. After countless months, even years, of continuous work, sometimes a muckraker’s only reward is their own death. Others would argue that a muckraker goes too far in their research,…

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