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The Impact of Muckraking

Summary: Explores the history of early investigative journalism in the United States, the Muckrakers. Describes how modern journalists have built upon the work of the early 20th century Muckrakers.
Investigative journalism, or muckraking, is a natural reaction of the public. Muckraking is used to describe one's personal opinion concerning a certain topic. Articles are created to cover various topics, varying from the meatpacking industry in America in the early 1900 (The Jungle by Upton Sinclair), to the most current topic of the September 11th terrorist attacks (Fahrenheit 9/11). Investigative journalism is usually limited to a democratic society because of all the criticism and questioning that surrounds it. The majority of social reforms and pursuits occur within the democracy. It is by the instituted law of the freedom of the press that allow men such as Eric Schlosser in his book, Fast Food Nation, to write on the controversial issue of meat handling. If people are not questioning important topics then no reforms will occur, like the working conditions for citizens during the IR. Muckraking is important because of the...

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