from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Steffens, (Joseph) Lincoln 1866-1936. American journalist. As managing editor of McClure's Magazine (1902-1906), he exposed governmental corruption in a series of articles, thereby inaugurating the era of muckraking journalism.

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  • n. United States journalist whose exposes in 1906 started an era of muckraking journalism (1866-1936)


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