Small Audience For Murdoch’s Dow Jones Deal, Few Expect Change
A majority of Americans who are following the story of publisher Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal say the sale will have little or no impact on the quality of the newspaper.
Publisher Murdoch’s U.S. Track Record
In light of his apparently successful bid to buy Down Jones, what is Rupert Murdoch’s record in the American newspaper business?
Is the Fairness Doctrine Fair Game?
The rule requiring broadcasters to balance views aired on controversial subjects was repealed 20 years ago. Yet in recent weeks, debate about the Fairness Doctrine has re-emerged in media circles — especially on talk radio.
Why Change the Channel?
For most of the public, broadcast network news is all the same. Not so cable news: Nearly half the public sees real differences among CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
Did Talk Hosts Help Derail the Immigration Bill?
PEJ’s Talk Show Index finds immigration was the second-most popular topic from May 13-June 8, and airwaves discussion was dominated by hosts opposed to the legislation who often referred to it with the politically damning term “amnesty bill.”
A Quarter’s Worth of News Coverage
Three-month review of media finds Iraq coverage was mostly about the U.S., while 2008 campaign coverage was mostly about Democrats.
Who’s Watching American Idol?
In spite of the fact that the show has topped the television ratings throughout the season, as American Idol Season 6 comes to a close the latest news interest survey finds three-quarters of the public paying little or no attention to it.
Most Say Imus’s Punishment Was Appropriate
A new survey finds that Americans generally agree with the punishment radio host Don Imus received for the racist and sexist remarks he made about the Rutgers University’s women basketball team. Nonetheless, there are substantial racial differences in views of Imus’s punishment, and the media’s coverage of the story.
Assessing the Imus Mess
Even before Don Imus got the word that MSNBC and CBS had dropped him, a quick survey of the media coverage in the week since the veteran talk host uttered his infamous April 4 racial and gender insult suggests he will face a tough battle to re-establish his reputation and viability.
Cruising for News: The State of Digital Journalism
The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s State of the Media Report provides an interactive tool to help users understand news options available on the Web.