PublicationsJune 23, 2003

Jessica Lynch

PEJ examines how the Lynch saga grew and changed in the media over time.

PublicationsMay 22, 2003

Snob Journalism

Thank you. It is an honor, and pleasure, to be here for the Ruhl Symposium. It was also, I have to add, moving to be here for the Payne Awards. Hearing the stories of the winners, of the hardships these journalists had to overcome, including death threats, legal pressure and government coercion, …

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Local Ownership and Local Coverage

The study found no pattern correlating the level of local topics in local TV news stories and local ownership.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Public vs. Private Ownership by Quality Grade

Local TV stations owned by publicly traded companies were somewhat less likely than privately owned stations to earn “A” and “B” grades in PEJ’s five year study of  local TV news. 

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Late-Night Local News Quality

Unlike in early evening news, stations owned by larger ownership groups were less likely to earn “A” and “B” grades in late newscasts in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Early-Evening Local News Quality

Stations owned by the ten biggest TV station owner groups were more likely to earn higher quality grades in their early evening newscasts in PEJ’s five-year study of local TV news. 

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Does Ownership Matter in Local Television News?

The study examines the tendencies of different local television news ownership structures.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Quality Grade, All Stations

Stations owned by the larger ownership groups were less likely to earn “A” and “B” grades than others in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Local vs. Non-Local Ownership and Quality Grade

Locally owned TV stations were not more likely to produce higher quality newscasts than non-local owners in a PEJ five year examination of local news.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Enterprise

Stations owned by different sized ownership groups tended to have similar levels of enterprise in the stories on their newscasts in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news.