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Partisan Press and Yellow Journalism

Discuss the similarities and differences between partisan press and yellow journalism. Mention at least two examples of each.

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Partisan press happens when a newspaper, tabloid, or magazine's articles and opinion are biased or favoring towards a particular political party.

Yellow journalism refers to journalism that features scandal-mongering, sensationalism, jingoism or other unethical or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or individual journalists (as cited in Answers.com, 2011).

Focus on political issues and media sensationalism divides the line between the two.

The difference is that a partisan press would identify itself with a particular political party and expand the issues from there.

Yellow journalism, on the other hand, would siphon any information, issues, and scandal from any political parties and use these to sensationalize their articles with the hope that this will boost newspaper sales.

Examples of Partisan Press:

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Solution Summary

This solution differentiate partisan press from yellow journalism. The British and American press were mentioned as partisan while the Indian and Philippines press were identified as practicing yellow journalism.

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