Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids

Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids

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In the late 1800s, the daring young reporter Elizabeth Cochranea€”known by the pen name Nellie Blya€”faked insanity so she could be committed to a mental institution and secretly report on the awful conditions there. This and other highly publicized investigative qstuntsq laid the groundwork for a new kind of journalism in the early 1900s, called qmuckraking, q dedicated to exposing social, political, and economic ills in the United States. In Nellie Bly and InvestigativeJournalism for Kids budding reporters learn about the major figures of the muckraking era: the bold and audacious Bly, one of the most famous women in the world in her day; social reformer and photojournalist Jacob Riis; monopoly buster Ida Tarbell; antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells; and Upton Sinclair, whose classic book The Jungle created a public outcry over the dangerous and unsanitary conditions of the early meatpacking industry. Young readers will also learn about more contemporary reporters, from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Amy Goodman, who have carried on the muckraking tradition, and will get excited about the ever-changing world of journalism and the power of purposeful writing. Twenty-one creative activities encourage and engage a future generation of muckrakers. Kids can: Am Make and keep a reporter's notebook Am Write a letter to the editor Am Craft a qgreat ideasq box Am Create a Jacob Riisa€“style photo essay Am And much moreESSAY. DESIGN HISTORIC GREETING CARDS. JACOB RIIS USED A CAMERA to capture important images of New ... (21.6 cm by 28 cm) aœ½ Tape aœ½ Craft glue or glue stick aœ½ Decorative paper (optional) aœ½ Lewis W. Hinea#39;s Images of Childanbsp;...

Title:Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids
Author:Ellen Mahoney
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2015-05-01


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