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Muckrakers: How Writers Exposed Scandal, Inspired Reform, and Invented Investigative Journalism

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Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's classic account of corruption in the meat-packing industry.

Ann Bausum's dramatic narrative follows a generation of dedicated journalists who force responsible changes in industry and politics as America thrives. Muckrakers is the inside story of public-spirited journalism right through its evolution, with profiles of latter-day practitioners like Woodward and Bernstein and today's Internet bloggers.

Ann Bausum's storytelling savvy will engage and inspire young people to cherish age-old values such as truth and public accountability. Muckrakers is the scoop on American journalism.

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About the Author

Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor, and she grew up with a love of American history and a passion for research. She is an award-winning author who has published six other titles for National Geographic Childrens Books, including the acclaimed Sibert Honor Book Freedom Riders. Another of her titles, With Courage and Cloth, won the Jane Addams Childrens Book Award for Older Children. She lives in Beloit, WI. Visit Ann Bausum at her Web site: www.annbausum.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426301384
Author:
Bausum, Ann
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Investigative reporting
Subject:
Investigative reporting -- United States.
Subject:
Steffens, Lincoln
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 DUOTONE
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.16x7.84x.56 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

Related Subjects

Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » Media Studies
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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