April 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Enterprise

Investigations, Interviews, News Series Spontaneous Event Coverage Prearr. Event Covered by Reporter Prearr. Event Covered Without Reporter Wire/Feed/ Other News Organization* Other
Top 10 Groups 7% 22% 22% 23% 23% 3%
Groups 11-25 7% 21% 25% 24% 20% 3%
Midsize Groups 8% 20% 31% 23% 14% 4%
Small Groups 7% 23% 26% 21% 20% 3%

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.