Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Journalism in the USA of the 19th Century. It needs to be at least 2000 words. The advancement of the technologies further helped in the circulation of the dailies and weeklies whose publication also shot up to a greater number. New modes of journalism evolved during that period. Press became a part of the commercial community in America (Conboy, 2002, p. 43). Sensationalism over the facts was a method by which the readership of the newspapers was increased and also played a significant role in modifying public opinion. “Yellow Journalism” became an important style of reporting (U.S. Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism, 1895-1898, n.d.). This paper deals with the question of “how important were newspapers in the United States in the 19th century?”
Social changes in Europe: Its validity in the context of contemporary USA
The Nineteenth-century saw the birth of a new Europe. Political and social changes occurred within the system of the continent and this change involved the common mass. The working class of the European countries was subjected to the ruling patriarchal system in which the government decided the right and wrong for society. The population of each country was treated as subjects who were considered incapable of taking decisions and maximizing their own profits. The government took decisions for them that a father would take decisions for his child. These decisions were imposed upon them from the outside and maximized the benefit of the government. This pattern of the system was questioned with the onset of Liberalism in Europe.
Changes in the relationship between the government and its people
The change in the social system made provisions for the commoners to read and write. They were given access to newspapers which helped them to get elaborate information about the happenings in society. The common people got the chance to enter the political system and started to have access to political tracts. The establishment of the railways enabled the people to move from one place to another. This was a huge turning point. The freedom of movement of the people across different places allowed them to change their patrons and take employment from the employers of their own choice. In a nutshell, the commoners learned to safeguard their own interests, make decisions of their own, and would not again be subjected to the patriarchal system of government (Hamerow, 1983, p. 119).