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 9, 2003

Quality and the Bottom Line

Initial PEJ research into the relationship between quality and profits indicates that good journalism is good business.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Embedded Reporters

A PEJ analysis of embedded coverage found it was largely anecdotal, combat-focused and live and unedited.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Live vs. Taped Reports

The reporting of embedded reporters during the first week of the Iraq war tended to be live rather than taped and edited.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Topics Covered in Embed Stories

Stories from embedded reporters in the early days of the Iraq war were about a range of topics, but preparation and military action stood out. The results and aftermath of engagement were less common.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Military Action on Camera

The video reports from embedded TV correspondents during the Iraq war tended to focus on troops moving and weapons being fired in engagements.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Level of Reporting

The accounts of embedded reporters during the first week of the Iraq war tended to be highly factual.