The Commercial Advertiser im US-amerikanischen New Journalism um 1900 : Journalistischer Unternehmergeist zwischen Kommerzialisierung und gesellschaftlicher Aufgabe

Faculty/Professorship: Communication Studies  
Author(s): Michael, Hendrik  
Title of the Journal: Journalistik : Zeitschrift für Journalismusforschung
ISSN: 2569-152X
Publisher Information: Köln : Herbert von Halem Verlag
Year of publication: 2020
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Pages: 111-130
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1453/2569-152X-22020-10716-de
The Commercial Advertiser between 1897 and 1901 is considered a journalistic experiment in New Journalism. Under chief local editor Lincoln Steffens, the idea was to produce a local paper that was able to meet the need for information and entertainment among the educated middle classes and a new generation of immigrants through stylistic quality and unusual forms of address. This study attempts to reconstruct the situational contexts behind the project and examines the entrepreneurial spirit in the editorial office of the Commercial Advertiser in relation to a commercial media logic of New Journalism and its established routines of research and presentation. In this context, there is a discussion to be had about how the reinterpretation of professional conventions, the dismantling of editorial hierarchies and routines, and the integration of marginalized actors as journalistic perspectives in reporting can affect the success and quality of innovative journalistic projects.
GND Keywords: Zeitung; Redaktion <Journalismus>; Geschichte 1897-1901
Keywords: pioneer journalism, literary journalism, professionalization, commercialization
DDC Classification: 070 News media, journalism & publishing  
RVK Classification: AP 29700   
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 11. July 2022