April 10, 2000

In the Public Interest?

Percent of Stories
Straight News 38%
Tactics and Strategy 22%
Political System 12%
Horse Race 9%
Temperament 5%
Leadership Style 4%
Policy 4%
Candidate Health 3%

In the first months of the 2000 presidential campaign straight news stories were the most common type of election story citizens found in the news media.