Jazz age journalism

Another colorful strain of journalism during in this era popped up in areas like Chicago. Jazz age journalism was the precursor to tabloid journalism and left the most enduring stereotype of of journalists in Americans minds: ill-educated hard drinking slobs who would do anything to get a story, even make it up. The stereotype comes from a play that was written in the late 1920’s “The Front Page.” The play was made into a movie that included a modern adaptation of the story happening at a television station rather than a newspaper.


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