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索书号：G219.712.0/T888 (HF) Froth & scum: truth, beauty, goodness, and the ax murder in America’s first mass medium Contents Part I. Fighting for the Truth 1 The Penny Press Is Born 2 On Public Duty 3 Who Was Aspasia? 4 Who Killed Helen Jewett? 5 Truth or Humbuggery 6 The Truth about Humbug 7 Murderous Conventions 8 Getting away with Murder 9 The End of the Affair Part II. From Humbug to Authority 10 Death of a Printer 11 A New Face 12 A War of Morals, a Clash of Cultures 13 For the Virtuous and Refined 14 Greeley Expounds on a Murder 15 The Human Race Advances 16 The New, Improved Herald— Misses a Story 17 In Search of James Gordon Fishblatt Abstract In 1833 an entirely new kind of newspaper -cheap, feisty, and politically independent — introd readers to the novel concept of what has come to be called objectivity in news coverage. The pen first medium that claimed to present the true, unbiased facts to a democratic audience. But in F Andie Tucher explores - and explodes — the notion that "objective" reporting will discover a s truth. Chronicling the coverage of two notorious antebellum New York murder cases — a prostitu elegant brothel and a tradesman bludgeoned by the brother of inventor Samuel Colt — T journalistic scrambles over the meanings of truth, objectivity, and the duty of the press that rev day.
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