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The partisan press : a history of media bias in the United States /
Si Sheppard.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
description
vii, 376 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786432829 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786432820 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
isbn
0786432829 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786432820 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"Illustrates how partisan bias in the American media has built political parties, set the stage for several wars, and even contributed to the rise and fall of U.S. presidents. Discusses the rise of the unprecedented post-World War II model of objective journalism and explains why this model is breaking down in today's technology-driven media environment"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6349391
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-371) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Si Sheppard is professor of American politics at Boston University.
Summaries
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This book is the first to place the contemporary debate over media bias in historical context, illustrating how partisan bias in the American media has built political parties, set the stage for several wars, and even contributed to the rise and fall of U.S. presidents. The author discusses the rise of the unprecedented post-World War II model of objective journalism and explains why this model is breaking down under the challenge of a new generation of technology-driven partisan media alternatives.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introduction: Bias - A New Debate?p. 5
The Rise of the Party Press, 1789-1824p. 21
Press, Party and Patronage, 1824-1860p. 71
From Civil War to Gilded Age, 1860-1896p. 140
The Newspaper Barons, 1896-1960p. 196
The Liberal Media? 1960-Todayp. 259
Conclusion: Toward a New Understanding of Biasp. 281
Newspaper Endorsements for President, 1940-1996p. 299
Chapter Notesp. 305
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 373
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