Muckraking

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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    … they’re also trying to get to freely post content on the same platform. That’s why social news app Flipboard says it will stop at curating publishers’ content, said its spokeswoman, Christel van der Boom. “Flipboard will never create original content,” she said. “We don’t want to compete with our partners.” One platform that has made an unwavering…

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