This section of the State of the News Media 2004 report details the results of a survey of more than 500 national and local reporters, editors and executives. The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press in collaboration with the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists.
A look at coverage of the presidential election on top news Web sites during the heat of the primary season.
The study examines the tendencies of different local television news ownership structures.
A PEJ analysis of embedded coverage found it was largely anecdotal, combat-focused and live and unedited.
In a year when the nation was changed by the war on terrorism, a recession and financial scandals, the Project for Excellence in Journalism's fifth annual study found that local television news remained largely unchanged. The study was published in the November/December 2002 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Typical questions used by TV consultants are poorly designed. Asking questions differently reveals an overwhelming interest in learning about politics.
The news Americans see on network television has softened considerably since 2001l, to the point that it looks more like it did before the terrorist attacks than immediately after.
Over time the press is inching back toward pre-September 11th norms of behavior.
The war on terrorism has caused a colossal shift in the news people see on network television.
Local newsrooms beset by sponsor interference, budget cuts, layoffs, and added programming.