Confronting the Seduction of Secrecy
Speech delivered at the Washington Press Club
Media Preferred for Election and Voting Information, Various Ethnicities
People across ethnic groups report relying on local TV news as their primary medium for news about elections and voting, even though content studies show that the medium doesn’t tend to cover much local politics.
Media Users Seeing Political Bias
More than half of Americans in 2004 described Fox biased, and more than 40% saw most other news media as having a bias. The only exceptions were network and local TV news.
Geographic Focus of Stories in El Diario
More than 70% of the stories on the front-page of El Diario were focused on U.S.-based topics and the local geographic region in particular.
Geographic Focus of Stories in Hoy
More than 70% of the stories on the fraont page of Hoy were based on U.S.-topics with more than 40% focus on the local geopgraphic area.
Geographic Focus of Stories in Pakistan Post
Nearly half of the stories on the front page of the Pakistan Post were focused on topics from its readers' home region (Pakistan and and India).
Geographic Focus of Stories in Sing Tao
Stories on the front page of Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao mostly came from China. But the daily's stories came from a fairly balanced range of locales.
Growth of Bloggers and Blog Readers in 2004
In November 2004, seven million people reported writing personal weblogs, and 27 million reported reading them.
Number of Magazines by Select Genres, 1980-2004
Popular culture and entertainment magazines are now more numerous than business or news publications.
Number of Pages in News Magazines
News magazines are getting smaller. The journals had roughly 16,000 pages in 1990. By 2004, they contained less than 7,000 over the course of the year.