Following the yellow journalism era, Jazz journalism was the journalism style of the roaring twenties, named after its energetic fashion and well illustrated tabloid layout.
The Roaring Twenties refers to the North American time period of the 1920s, which has been described as "one of the most colorful decades in American history." In many ways the 20’s were colorful, including the new and flashy journalism style. That layout was smothered in photographs and was about half the size of a normal newspaper.
After World War I, the media in the United States lunged closer towards where we are in the media today, with the eye-catching style. Although shortly lived, the jazz journalism era which reigned from around 1919-1924 made a big splash, in the biggest city of them all, New York. Jazz journalism covered many popular topics similar to those of what you would see today, including Hollywood, sex, violence, and money. Jazz journalism was famous for letting the pictures do the talking rather than the printed word.
The most influential advancement in Jazz journalism was the successful introduction of tabloid or sensationalized journalism by Joseph Medill Patterson's The New York Daily News in 1919. It was followed by William Randolph Hearst's New York Daily Mirror.