PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

The media generally relied heavily on named sources over unnamed in its coverage of the war on terror in the months after September 11th.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Stories about the war on terror were deeply sourced in the immediate aftermath of September 11th but began to rely on fewer sources in the months thereafter.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Time was consistently more factual in its approach to covering the war on terrorism than Newsweek in the months after September 11th.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Morning network shows became less factual and more analytical and speculative in their coverage of the war on terror in the months after September 11th.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

In contrast to most other media, especially TV, ABC's Nightline in 2001 became more factual and less speculative in the two months after September 11th.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

After a marked caution after the attacks of September 11th, the media moved somewhat more in the direction of analysis, opinion and speculation in November and December 2001.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Over time the press is inching back toward pre-September 11th norms of behavior.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Newspapers stood out for consistently high levels of factulness in their early coverage of the war on terror after September 11th.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Television news became less factual and more speculative in covering the war on terror in November 2001, but pulled back again some in December.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

The initial coverage of the war on terror after September 11th was more factual and less speculative and analytical than the press of the Clinton Lewinsky scandal in its early days.