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Partisan Journalism, A History Of Media Bias In The United States, Jim A. Kuypers

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In Partisan Journalism, A History of Media Bias in the United States, Jim A. Kuypers steers his audience on a journey from beginning to the end of American journalistic history, putting emphasis on the militaristic ideas of objectivity and partisanship. Kuypers confirm how the American journalistic tradition cultivated as a partisan root and, with only a short time for the objectivity in between, and then go back to those roots in which are today.
Beginning this journey Kuypers starts off telling us about the summary of newspapers throughout the Colonial times, explaining that the papers around that time were honestly maneuvered in a particularly “partisan way”; he continues onto the ...view middle of the document...

While doing so he discovers a brisk substitute for/of news resources, some partisan, and some objective that are demanding the authority of the mainstream press.
This book is a mind-opener to the simple counterargument of the “fact” that the political bias in the news presents a disagreement that the American press was in essence partisan from the beginning and now returns seeking revenge back to their original roots. In the closing of this book Kuypers presents yet another argument that says the new argument, the new progress might in fact be great enough for an American Democracy. While reading this book and putting two-and-two together, while keeping in mind that I am in America and things are different verses back home, everything came together like a lecture on the history of the American newspaper beginning to end. Aside from reading the book, for me to understand and grasp what Kuypers was talking about I had to do research and that I did, because the knowledge in his book is exciting and liberating.
Public Occurrences’ being the first American newspaper, originated Boston in the 1690s. Now-a-days there are over hundreds of dailies in this country and just three centuries later from the birth of newspapers! The largest newspaper in America is the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal that indeed do allege that the circulations are exceeding over a million readers each. In the beginning of the newspapers readers were told that they would receive foreign and domestic news. Today’s readers look forward to viewing the news just as it was then in demand, but how we view the presenting of the news has grown drastically over the years. I believe this is so because newspapers are a educational tool.
The newspaper is the most valued educational society even though the change over the years, over the century’s acquire the public to adapt yet again. With the internet being another news passage to the public, we the public are faced to revolve to a new way of news delivery.
The newspaper is being forgotten by majority of the public because we now rely on the internet for any kind of information including searches like hard news, and from biased remarks to Hollywood rumors; it is all very easy to find on the internet verses a printed page on your computer screen (the newspapers). Now everybody finds it difficult to function without the internet, so can you imagine the world without the internet; and to think that less...

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