PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before and After

CBS' morning news program was the most likely to promote products of its parent company, Viacom of any of the network morning news in 2001. Good Morning America on ABC, owned by Disney, was next. The No. 1 rated Today show on NBC, whose parent company is General Electric, engaged in such s …

PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before and After

This chart shows how often networks offered a disclosure when promoting a parent company's product. In June 2001 there were a total of 27 parent company products; in October 2001 there were 20 parent company products appearing on morning news programs.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before and After

Between 1977 and 1997, the news agenda of the three network evening newscasts became what journalists would traditionally call "softer."

PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before and After

The topic agenda of network morning news, which favored lifestyle and celebrity in the months before September 11, 2001, changed dramatically in the month after. It would not remain so.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before and After

Subract the commercials, the teases for upcoming stories, the promos for other network shows, the local news inserts and the segments that are selling products or doing cross promotions, and only just over half the two hours of network news shows is left for news content–be it a cooking segment …

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Media treatment of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush tended to be neutral in their first two months in office, but there was less positive said about Bush's first days.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Tone of Bush Coverage

Media assessments of Bush's first two months in office were mostly neutral but became more negative over time.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The media coverage of Bill Clinton's first two months in office were mostly neutral, but became somewhat more positive and less negative over time.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

Amount of Clinton Coverage vs. Bush the First 100 Days

President Bush was relatively invisible in the press in his first months in office compared with President Clinton in his.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Editorial and op-ed columnists were more positive toward Bill Clinton in his first two months in office than they were toward George W. Bush.