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

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. 

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Localism

Local TV news stations owned by ownership groups of different sizes had similar levels of localism in their newscasts in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Network Affiliation and Quality Grade, All Stations

Fewer network owned and operated local TV stations earned “A” and “B” grades than other stations in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news. But none of the network owned stations earned the lowest “F” grades.   

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Network Affiliation and Presentation of Controversial Viewpoints

A five year study of local TV newscasts found no difference in the likelihood of network owned and operated stations versus others in airing controversial topics.