What I found was that Circa’s atomization may have had almost as large an impact on its production of news as its presentation, and in a way that actually broadened the way its journalists thought about news stories, rather than isolating them.
Let’s start with the stories themselves: For all Circa’s talk about moving away from the article as the core unit of news, Circa’s stories looked a heck of a lot like your traditional inverted-pyramid-based news article.
At the same time that the public entertainment culture was on the rise in the early 20th century, a proliferation of magazine articles and books began offering advice about courtship, marriage and the relationship between the sexes.
As Ken Myers says in , from the late 1930s on, young people knew, down to the percentage point, what their peers throughout the country thought and did.
" (Friendship "with benefits" is a contemporary example.) Closely related to this is the invention of birth control.Bailey observes that by the 1930s and '40s, with the advent of the "date" (which we will look at more fully in the next installment) courtship increasingly took place in public spaces such as movie theaters and dance halls, removed by distance and by anonymity from the sheltering and controlling contexts of the home and local community.Keeping company in the family parlor was replaced by dining and dancing, movies, and "parking." A second cultural force that influenced the older courtship system was the rise of "public advice" literature as well as the rise of an "expert" class of advisers — psychologists, sociologists, statisticians, etc.Since most young adults will marry, the process employed in finding a husband and wife is still considered courtship.However, an extra layer, what we call "dating," has been added to the process of courting.