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Tennessee Journalism Series: The Devil and His Due

May 24, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, First Amendment, teaching journalism.

Many of the things that happened first during the Penny Press era have become the staples of today’s journalism: the dominance of non-partisan news; the emphasis on speed; new areas of reporting, including sports reporting; an expansion of readership to include working classes. The list could go on. Much that is on that list began with James Gordon Bennett.

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