Center for Journalism Ethics Conference

INTERNATIONALLY, MEDIA “PARTISANSHIP” HAS MANY FACETS

Published April 18, 2011

Partisanship in the media is by no means an American phenomenon, and it has many different manifestations abroad, a panel of four experts discussed Friday at the 2011 UW-Madison journalism ethics conference. The speakers talked about aspects of partisanship and ethics in Canada, Africa, India, and Colombia. Ira Basen of CBC radio discussed the impending arrival of SunTV News — what some are calling “Fox News North” — into Canada. The mainstream Canadian response has so far not been welcoming, viewing Fox News as emblematic of all that is wrong in the raucous, disparaging, and polarized media landscape in the US…Read the rest here.

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