The Daily Show: Journalism, Satire or Just Laughs?
An examination of whether America’s 4th-ranked journalist, Jon Stewart, is really the host of a news program.
Network News Signing Off?
Speculation over Katie Couric’s future as anchor of the CBS Evening News has raised the broader question of how long the three nightly network news broadcasts will be able to survive.
State of the News Media 2008
The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report finds that the current crisis in journalism may be less the loss of audience than the decoupling of news and advertising. On the upside, some news organizations have become places of risk and innovation with growing connection with audiences.
The Internet’s Broader Role in Campaign 2008
The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential races. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost double the percentage at a comparable point in 2004.
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.
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.
State of the American News Media, 2007: Mainstream Media Go Niche
The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fourth annual report finds every sector of TV news lost audience in 2006. Newspapers, while garnering larger audiences for their content via online platforms, faced more downbeat financial assessments.
Election Newshounds Speak Up
If you ask political news consumers what they like most about their favorite platform for news, a vivid image of a typical TV, newspaper, and internet political news consumer will emerge from their own comments. All three media forms win praise from their primary fans for their convenience but the context for its definition varies.
How 9-11 Changed the News
Coverage of foreign affairs and terrorism soars; domestic issues languish and soft news holds firm.