Modern Journalism Began with the Civil War
The life of a newspaper correspondent in pre-Civil War Washington was marked by insultingly low wages, uncertain job security and frequent charges of inaccurate or biased reporting.
So, in a way, not much has changed in 150 years.
But the onset of the conflict in 1861 acted like a spike of adrenaline for the city’s journalists.
Read more of the article at How the Civil War gave birth to modern journalism in the nation’s capital – The Washington Post.
Story by Paul Farhi – The Washington Post; Photo from the National ArchivesGoogle+