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Joseph Pulitzer. Yellow Journalism. William Randolph Hearst.
Lesson 2 of The Progressive Era (1877-1920): **CAN BE ALTERED!** Yellow Journalism and Muckrakers
This engaging and visually appealing 33-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Key words include:
William Randolph Hearst
The Yellow Kid
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
How did muckrakers bring about reform?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Characteristics of yellow journalism
- The roles Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst played in journalism
- How did yellow journalism get its name, examining the Yellow Kid cartoon
- The power the yellow press had on politics and government
- The Pulitzer Prize and Joseph Pulitzer’s legacy
- Yellow journalism today: tabloids
- How reformers used the newspaper to get their word out
- Lincoln Steffens and his role uncovering corrupt machine politics in New York
- Ida Tarbell and her role in exposing the unfair practices of the Standard Oil Company
- Upton Sinclair and his role in exposing unhealthy meat practices
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