Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting
David B. Sachsman (Editor) and David W. Bulla (Editor)
Page count: 427 pages
File size: 612 KB
In this book David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyze the role of sensationalism and tell the story of both the rise of the penny press in the 1830s and the careers of specific editors and reporters dedicated to this particular journalistic style. This is a must read book for any historian, journalist, or person interested in American culture.