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Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like The Ju Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's classic account of corruption in the meat-packing industry. Ann Bausum's dramatic narrative follows a generation of dedicated journalists who force responsible changes in industry and politics as America thrives. Muckrakers is the inside story of public-spirited journalism right through its evolution, with profiles of latter-day practitioners like Woodward and Bernstein and today's Internet bloggers. Ann Bausum's storytelling savvy will engage and inspire young people to cherish age-old values such as truth and public accountability. Muckrakers is the scoop on American journalism. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.


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Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like The Ju Hold the presses! Here's the sensational story of the birth of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborate to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories become instant bestsellers in book format: books like The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's classic account of corruption in the meat-packing industry. Ann Bausum's dramatic narrative follows a generation of dedicated journalists who force responsible changes in industry and politics as America thrives. Muckrakers is the inside story of public-spirited journalism right through its evolution, with profiles of latter-day practitioners like Woodward and Bernstein and today's Internet bloggers. Ann Bausum's storytelling savvy will engage and inspire young people to cherish age-old values such as truth and public accountability. Muckrakers is the scoop on American journalism. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

30 review for Muckrakers: How Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens Helped Expose Scandal, Inspire Reform, and Invent Investigative Journalism

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lynsey

    Quick and easy overview of some of history’s muckrakers. Many of the books they wrote aren’t in the public library.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Margo

    Genre: Nonfiction/Informative (nonfiction/informational requirement) This quick book by National Geographic is an overview of three of the most influential writers of the industrial age: Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens. The book offers an inside look to the motivation and process of writing as "muckrakers" in order to expose and produce change in the nations business and government. The book leads all the way up to modern times by declaring Woodward and Bernstein of the Watergat Genre: Nonfiction/Informative (nonfiction/informational requirement) This quick book by National Geographic is an overview of three of the most influential writers of the industrial age: Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens. The book offers an inside look to the motivation and process of writing as "muckrakers" in order to expose and produce change in the nations business and government. The book leads all the way up to modern times by declaring Woodward and Bernstein of the Watergate scandal as modern muckrakers. This book would be a great read for students who are interested in journalism. It is very short and includes a lot of photographs that make for an interesting read. The writing is not as fast paced as the history but the book remains an impressive reproduction of a very specific group of individuals in history.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    Through the stories of Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens, ground-breaking investigative journalism takes on Standard Oil, Meat Packers and Political Corruption. Teddy Roosevelt called them Muckrakers, out of frustration. The book closes with the achievements of Edward R. Murrow, Rachel Carson, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and Seymour Hersh. The book encapsulates the struggle, stigma and accomplishments of the field.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laura Sims

    This is an interesting resource that delves into the topic of the beginnings of investigative journalism through the writing of articles and documents that exposed safety issues and other scandals during the industrial revolution. This would be an excellent companion to use with textbooks for students learning about what life was like during this time in history.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    This is a book that should be required reading in journalism classes. It shows the beginning of aggressive investigative journalism and a lot of the history since then up to the 2007 investigation at Walter Reed Hospital for substandard treatment of vets coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    Meant for middle graders, this is an excellent history of investigative reporting, focused on the breakthroughs of journalists in the early 1900s. Intelligently written, well illustrated and smartly organized.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    I liked this book. Informative but very superficial. More like a historical overview of the Muckrakers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Made me want to learn more about Sinclair, Tarbell, and others. I found the women Muckrakers to be inspiring...ahead of their time.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    a great introduction. I wish I had read this before I delved into a deeper Muckrakers history last year.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    I have always admired those who research and find stories. Like most things, there is a good side and and bad side to the press. I enjoyed the back stories, but was not riveted.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    Lots of good information about the first muckrakers. Good back material as well.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne Hsu Feldman

    For a highly tantalizing and potentially thrilling subject, the book manages to be quite tedious and not very inspiring.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dotty

    What goes around, comes around. I hadn't read anything about this topic and it sounded eerily familiar. We could use some muckrakers in the 21st century.

  13. 5 out of 5

    OPA Jr. Librarian Witt

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sheree Caminita

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  19. 5 out of 5

    Rylee Tripp

  20. 4 out of 5

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    Syncione

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

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    Mia Houston

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

  26. 5 out of 5

    Eve

  27. 4 out of 5

    Callista

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Dixon

    Well put together and captivating way to summarize these people and profession.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Lillich

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