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Top 100 works of journalism in the U S A of the 20th Century (Mitchell Stephens)

18 September 2019

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Extract:

John Hersey. “Hiroshima.” 1946
Rachel Carson. “Silent Spring.” 1962
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Watergate investigations for the Washington Post. 1972-73
Edward R. Murrow. “This is London . . .” radio reports for CBS on the German bombing of London. Also collected in book form. 1940
Ida Tarbell. “The History of the Standard Oil Company” investigation. 1902-1904 (book 1904)
Lincoln Steffens. “The Shame of the Cities.” 1902-1904 (book 1904)
John Reed. “Ten Days That Shook the World.” 1919
H.L. Mencken. Coverage of the Scopes “monkey” trial. 1925
Ernie Pyle. Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War II. 1940-45
Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. See It Now documentary taking on Senator Joseph McCarthy. 1954
Edward R. Murrow, David Lowe and Fred Friendly. CBS Reports documentary “Harvest of Shame.” 1960
Seymour Hersh. Investigation of massacre committed by American soldiers at My Lai in Vietnam. 1969
New York Times. Publication of the Pentagon Papers. 1971
James Agee and Walker Evans. “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” 1941
W.E.B. DuBois. “The Souls of Black Folk.” 1903
I.F. Stone. I.F. Stone�s Weekly. 1953-67
Henry Hampton. “Eyes on the Prize.” 1987
Tom Wolfe. “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” 1968
Norman Mailer. “The Armies of the Night.” 1968
Hannah Arendt. “Eichmann in Jerusalem.” 1963

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See the complete list here:

https://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Top%20100%20page.htm

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18 September 2019

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Timeline: History of the American Journalism

18 September 2019

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Excerpt

“How It All Went Down
1690
America’s First Newspaper

America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, is published in Boston. The paper, able to fill only three of its four pages with text, suspends publication after one issue after drawing criticism from the colonial government.

1769
First Printing Press of America

Isaac Doolittle of Connecticut builds the first printing press made on American soil.

Dec 15, 1791
First Amendment Ratified

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, expressly forbidding Congress from making any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” is ratified.

1823
Steam-driven Printing Press

Jonas Booth invents a steam-driven printing press, soon making the mechanical process of printing newspapers much more efficient and less costly.

Sep 3, 1833
First Edition of the New York Sun

Benjamin Day issues the first edition of the New York Sun, America’s first “penny press” newspaper. The cheap paper, sold for a fraction of the cost of all earlier newspapers, soon attracts a much wider audience by catering to the interests of New York City’s ordinary citizens.” (…)

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https://www.shmoop.com/history-american-journalism/timeline.html

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