The Fall and Rise of Partisan Journalism
Through much of the 19th century, American newspapers were closely tied to political parties, a connection that often affected their presentation of news.
For various reasons, including commercial considerations, the news media gradually took up a more objective standard.
These journalistic outlets are now having to contend with a new partisan model that flourishes on radio, cable news channels, and the Internet.
Has partisan journalism returned? Not quite.
James L. Baughman, Media Historian, UW-Madison SJMC