Thursday, May 6, 2021
Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America
McClure’s. Stephanie Gorton’s book titled, Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America, balances a narrative about a distinctive era with a handful of characters whose influence has endured for at least a century. Gorton describes the rise and fall of McClure’s, a popular magazine in the early 20th century that launched investigative journalism. We get to know S.S. McClure, his best journalist, Ida Tarbell, along with writers Ray Stannard Baker and Lincoln Steffens, who together established a foothold for investigate journalism in American democracy. Readers who love this period in American history will find a lot to enjoy in this engaging book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Citizen Reporters from amazon.com.