Report Reveals Decline of Objective Journalism and Decay of Truth in US Media

What anchors the emergence of post-truth politics in the U.S. is the steady decline of U.S. journalism as news reporting becomes more ‘opinion-based.’

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“Over time, and as society moved from “old” to “new” media, news content has generally shifted from more-objective event- and context-based reporting to reporting that is more subjective, relies more heavily on argumentation and advocacy, and includes more emotional appeals.”

These changes were observed across platforms, appearing least significant in the evolution of print journalism and most stark in comparisons of broadcast news with prime-time cable programming and of print journalism with online journalism.

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