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Newspaper Vocabulary


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Partisan Press
Early dominate style of American journalism that argued on political point of view or pushed plan of a particular party
Penny Papers
Newspapers, that becuase of technological advances, were able to drop prices to one cent, making papers affordable to working and emerging middle classes and making newspapers become a genuine mass media
Human Interest Stories
News accounts that focus on the trails and tribulations of the human condition
Wire Service
Commericial organizations that relayed news stories and information around the country and world using telegraph, and later radio waves and digital transmission
Yellow Journalism
A newspaper era that peeked in the 1890's. It emphasized high-interest stories, sensational crime news, large headlines, and serious reports that exposed corruption, particularily in business and government
Objective Journalism
Distinguishes factual reports from opinion columns
Interpretive Journalism
Explains key issues or events and place them in the broader historical or social context
Advocacy Journalism
Approach in which the reporter actively promotes a particular cause of viewpoints
Precision Journalism
Pushing news in the direction of science, such as using surveys, polls, and questionaires
Literary Journalism
Adapted financial storytelling techniques to non-fiction material and in-depth reporting
Consensus-oriented Journalism
Public interest stories such as social events, property crimes, town governement, etc.
Conflict-oriented Journalism
Events, issues, or experiences that deviate from social norms
Feature Syndicates
Commercial outlets that contrast with newspapers to provide work from the nations best political writings, cartoonists, etc.
Newspaper Chains
Companies that own several papers throughout the country

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