We’ve covered a number of different types of journalism this semester – yellow journalism, muckraking, Voltaire’s ideas of how stories should be told, James Mill’s notions of how to bring about change through journalism, enterprise journalism, interpretive journalism, new journalism, underground journalism, advocacy journalism, adversary journalism, precision journalism, celebrity journalism, and so on. There is J.S. Mill, Ben Franklin, and John Milton. The list could go on and on. All of them can be described as advocating one kind of journalism or another. What kind of journalism is the reporting in Harlan Miners Speak? Specifically:
Part of the book consists of chapters created by professional writers of various kinds, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, etc. What kind of journalism do these chapters represent? Provide examples from the book to support your answer.
Other portions of the book consist of testimony from miners as well as testimony from local officials. What kind of journalism do these portions of the book represent? Provide examples from the book to support your answer.
Finally, look at the chapter by John Dos Passos. What kind of journalism does this chapter represent? Provide examples from the book to support your answer.