What Is A Muckraker?
This column is here for you, the reader and passionate Salemite.
It is a forum for you to present a point of view that is perhaps in disagreement with something that our city or state government is doing or saying. Issues with development, traffic and parking, public safety, cleanliness, or even with a particular city official this is a place for you to share your thoughts and opinions with others here in Salem.
The term “Muckraker” actually has a positive meaning. The original definition was applied to reform minded journalists in the 1880’s. Those journalists took on the corporate monopolies and corrupt political machines of that era and raised awareness on many political and societal issues.
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