UCLA Communication Studies Professor Tim Groeling and Harvard Global Communications Professor Matthew Baum have written an HKS working paper on the subject “Partisan News Before Fox: Newspaper Partisanship and Partisan Polarization, 1881-1972.” To further explore this topic, Professor Groeling will be presenting at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard on Wednesday, February 5 at 4:00-6:00PM Eastern Time. The talk entitled, “Partisan Media and Democracy: An Historical Perspective” is part of the Partisan Media Seminar Series with Matthew Gentzkow, Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago; and Tim Groeling, Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Moderator: Marion Just, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College and an associate of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Leading scholars in the field of partisan news, including Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Natalie Stroud, Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse Shapiro, and Kevin Arceneaux will also be participating in these public seminars series that will be presented in February, March, and April of 2014.
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