One of the main jobs of historians is to interpret the past by reviewing primary documents, scholarly secondary sources, and then creating an analysis of this research. After reading your text and reviewing the assigned materials, submit a thesis-driven paper on the role of media in shaping American public opinion and action. To what extent did Yellow Journalism lead to war with Spain? What benefit did the newspaper owners gain from the war? How has journalism evolved since the Spanish-American War? Is the role or prominence of media today likely to have a greater or lesser impact on the American public?
This assignment should be 500 words in length. For full credit, your paper must not simply sum up the reading or repeat points made there. Rather, I am looking for you to create your own interpretation and discuss some original insight. Include Turabian-style citations as needed. Be sure to stay in third-person throughout the paper. Also, insure that you upload one of the approved SafeAssign file types, and click the SafeAssign box during the submission process. Failure to submit an approved file type or to submit the paper through the SafeAssign plagiarism checker will result in a zero for the assignment. Finally, there will be no individual extensions for any reason, and to discourage procrastination, I will not answer questions about the assignment on the day it is due.