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9.2 - Academic Vocabulary
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Blistering ~ In 1907, William Hard went public with industrial accidents in the steel industry in the blistering "Making Steel and Killing Men."
adjective ~ strong, critical, harsh
Cadre ~ Collectively called muckrakers, a brave cadre of reporters exposed injustices so grave they made the blood of the average American run cold.
noun ~ a small group of trained people who form the basic unit of a military, political, or business organization
Embedded ~ Illustrations were featured on the cover and embedded in stories and advertising.
adjective ~ existing or firmly attached within something or under a surface
Grotesque ~ Today, the Food and Drug Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for monitoring the nation's food and pharmaceutical supply in order to prevent the problems Sinclair so grotesquely chronicled.
adjective ~ distorted; strange and often frightening in appearance or character
Hyperbolic ~ Hearst could be hyperbolic in his crime coverage; one of his early pieces, regarding a "band of murderers," attacked the police for forcing Examiner reporters to do their work for them.
adjective ~ speaking or writing to make someone or something sound much better or worse than they are; exaggeration
Incendiary ~ On the other hand, incendiary headlines fanned war-fever and exaggerated truths in the pursuit of profits.
adjective ~ designed to cause fires
Indigent ~ In one well-remembered story, Examiner reporter Winifred Black was admitted into a San Francisco hospital and discovered that indigent women were treated with "gross cruelty."
adjective ~ poor, needy
Meteoric ~ She outlined and documented the cutthroat business practices behind John Rockefeller's meteoric rise.
adjective ~ the very rapid or fast development of something
Pamphlet ~ The mail carried magazines, pamphlets, flyers and Americans flocked to newsstands and bookstores.
noun ~ a few sheets of paper forming a booklet about one subject
Plight ~ The clamor that rang throughout America was not, however, a response to the workers' plight.
noun ~ a dangerous, difficult, or unfortunate situation
Prevalent ~ Labeled Yellow Journalism by its critics, this practice was prevalent in late-19th century news.
adjective ~ existing commonly or happening frequently
Propel ~ Even President Roosevelt, who had coined the derisive term muckraker, was propelled to act.
verb ~ to cause something to move forward
Scope ~ ...both invested enormous resources in their Sunday publications, which functioned like weekly magazines, going beyond the normal scope of daily journalism.
noun ~ range of matters considered or dealt with.
Squalor ~ Appalled by what he found there, Riis began documenting these scenes of squalor and sharing them through lectures and ultimately through the publication of his book, How the Other Half Lives, in 1890.
noun ~ the condition of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, often because of lack of money.
Stunt ~ Older publishers, envious of Pulitzer's success, began criticizing the World, harping on its crime stories and stunts while ignoring its more serious reporting.
noun ~ an action showing spectacular skill and daring
Temperamental ~ Although the competition between the World and the Journal was fierce, the papers were temperamentally alike.
adjective ~ related to unreasonable changes of mood and the express of emotions
Theorize ~ Their Sunday entertainment features included the first color comic strip pages, and some theorize that the term yellow journalism originated there.
verb ~ to suggest an explanation for something
Titan ~ The two titans of American publishing were Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.
noun ~ a person who is very important, powerful, strong, big, clever, etc.
Unearth ~ John Spargo unearthed the horrors of child labor in "The Bitter Cry of the Children" in 1906.
verb ~ to find something hidden, lost, or kept secret by investigation or searching
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