The term muckraker refers to reform-minded journalists who wrote largely for all popular magazines and continued a tradition of investigative journalism reporting; muckrakers often worked to expose social ills and corporate and political corruption. Muckraking magazines—notably McClure's of publisher S. S. McClure—took on corporate monopolies and crooked political machines while raising public awareness of chronic urban poverty, unsafe working conditions, and social issues like child labor.The muckrakers are most commonly associated with the Progressive Era period of American history.
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    … effort to produce content is LinkedIn. Three years ago it hired Fortune vet Dan Roth as its editor. Today, the platform churns out 40,000 a week, managed by Roth’s small team whose journalism credits include the Associated Press, Wired and Reuters. Roth said the model works because the edit team is housed in product, and both functions have…

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