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18. Blogger: Traditionally, newspapers have taken objectivity to be an essential of good journalism. However, today's newer media are more inclined to try to create a stir with openly partisan reporting. This contrast in journalistic standards is best understood in terms of differing business strategies. The newer media outlets need to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. The standard of objectivity developed primarily among newspapers with no serious rivals, so the most important objective was to avoid offending potential readers.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the blogger's argument?

(A) Journalists at traditional newspapers are just as partisan as journalists who work for newer media outlets.

(B) People prefer objective reporting to partisan reporting that merely reinforces their own partisan leanings.

(C) The newer media outlets are increasing in popularity at the expense of traditional newspapers.

(D) Newspapers have regarded objective reporting as less likely to offend people than openly partisan reporting.

(E) There can be no basis for taking objectivity to be an essential journalistic standard.

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Assumption is people prefer objective reporting over partisan reporting. They get more offended by partisan reporting.
B is also close , but 2nd part of sentence is not necessary to be true.

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Reasoning:
The argument says that newer media are more inclined towards partisan reporting because of their different business strategy.

We can attack this by asking, whether this is the only reason?

A quick assumption, hence, would be that people on both the sides, traditional and new, are equally partisan

Hence, A

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New post 25 Jul 2018, 23:03
Conclusion is :- today's newer media are more inclined to try to create a stir with openly partisan reporting.
Reason explained is :- The newer media outlets need to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.Result or conclusion:- The standard of objectivity developed to avoid offending potential readers.
Assumption :- partisan reporting results into offending potential readers.
Correct me if I am wrong.


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Blogger: Traditionally, newspapers have taken objectivity to be an essential of good journalism. However, today's newer media are more inclined to try to create a stir with openly partisan reporting. This contrast in journalistic standards is best understood in terms of differing business strategies. The newer media outlets need to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. The standard of objectivity developed primarily among newspapers with no serious rivals, so the most important objective was to avoid offending potential readers.

newer outlets do not adhere to objectivity, while earlier did adhere and MOST important objective was not to offend potential readers
so we have to find something connecting partisan views, objectivity and peoples offense...

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the blogger's argument?

(A) Journalists at traditional newspapers are just as partisan as journalists who work for newer media outlets.
this is not being addressed by the para. it is more about offense and type of reporting. Does not effect the argument.

(D) Newspapers have regarded objective reporting as less likely to offend people than openly partisan reporting.
correct, otherwise the old newspapers would not have continued with objectvity

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Can someone clarify why C is not correct?

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New post 07 Aug 2018, 08:18
The newer media is trying to find its place in a competitive market by following a non standard journalistic reporting style. It is not mentioned that they are successful in doing so. Hence C cannot b deduced.
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