PublicationsJuly 27, 2000

Timing of Bush and Gore Character Themes

As campaign 2000 went on, the most popular story theme for then Gov. George W. Bush went from his “coasting on his family ties” to his being “unintelligent.”

PublicationsJuly 27, 2000

Evidence for Gore and Scandal

The evidence cited for then-Vice President Al Gore being “scandal tainted” in the 2000 campaign most often came from the public record, things like public statements.

PublicationsJuly 27, 2000

Evidence for Bush as a Different Kind of Republican

In the 2000 campaign, the stories featuring the theme of then-Gov. George Bush being a “different kind of Republican” most often cited “campaign tactics and rhetoric” as evidence.

PublicationsApril 10, 2000

Sourcing of Online Lead Stories

More than 50 percent of the online leads PEJ examined contained at least five sources.

PublicationsApril 10, 2000

Lead Stories Linking to Unfiltered Information

MSNBC led all the studied on-line sites in links to unfiltered information, such as the verbatim text of a candidate's speech or an official campaign policy statement.

PublicationsApril 10, 2000

Framing of Lead Stories

MSNBC led all the studied on-line sites in links to unfiltered information, such as the verbatim text of a candidate's speech or an official campaign policy statement.

PublicationsApril 10, 2000

In the Public Interest?

In the first months of the 2000 presidential campaign straight news stories were the most common type of election story citizens found in the news media.

PublicationsApril 10, 2000

ePolitics

The first-ever study of online coverage of the presidential election found that many of the most popular online portals do not live up to the promise of the Internet as a gateway to new, unfiltered and diverse information about politics.

PublicationsMarch 1, 2000

Local TV News Project 1999

For all the "I-Team" graphics and driving music, enterprise reporting — the serious, proactive journalism that local TV so heavily promotes — is dropping precipitously.

PublicationsFebruary 3, 2000

Topics Covered in Early Campaign Coverage

Early in the 2000 presidential campaign the news media was mostly focused on the politics of the race.