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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Alumni debate value of partisan media

Prof. Stephen Ward led a lively discussion on the democratic value of partisan media among UW alumni in Orlando on Feb. 9.

Orlando alumni Andy and Barbara McEachron hosted a Bascom Hill Society Faculty Showcase which featured Ward’s presentation “The Future of Journalism: Partisan or Impartial?”

At issue was the apparent growth of a more partisan press on TV and elsewhere. Is the partisan press overwhelming more moderate forms of opinion journalism? Is this a trend about which citizens should worry?

Ward’s presentation was one in a series of faculty showcase events sponsored by the UW Foundation. The events help to keep the university in touch with badgers around the country.

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