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Journalism in a Democracy

I. History of American Media

  • Information processing

  • Be fair. Get it right

  • News does not gather itself


Journalism in a Democracy

II. America’s First Newspapers

  • Long Sheets

  • Published “by Authority”


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III. Establishment of Freedom of the Press

A. New York Weekly Journal v. Gov. William Cosby


“The question before the Court and you, Gentlemen of the Jury, is not of small nor private concern nor is it the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone. No, it may affect every Freemanto deny the liberty of both exposing and opposing arbitrary power by speaking and writing truth.”

~ANDREW HAMILTON

August Fourth 1735


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Est. Freedom of Press Continued…

B. The Birth of the Nation

1) 37 papers in 1775

2) Partisanship


First Amendment, 1791

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


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IV. Nineteenth Century

A. The Penny Press

1) New York Sun, 1833

B. Effects of Telegraph

C. Yellow Journalism


Joseph Pulitzer ZWilliam Randolph Hearst


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V. Twentieth Century

A. Muckraking


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V. Twentieth Century

A. Muckraking


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20th Century continued…

B. Minority Media

C. Radio

D. Television

E. Technology

F. Today & Tomorrow


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