April 29, 2003

Local vs. Non-Local Ownership and Quality Grade

Grade “A” Grade “B” Grade “C” Grade “D” Grade “F”
Local Owner 7% 36% 34% 17% 6%
Non-Local Owner 21% 32% 23% 17% 7%

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.