March 6, 1998

Straight News as a Percentage of Stories, by Medium

1977 1987 1997
Newspapers 61.6% 33.1% 30.7%
Network TV 51.4% 32.9% 34.3%
News Magazines 16.3% 20.2% 19.2%

Traditional topics (Government, Military, Domestic Affairs and Foreign Affairs) lost space to Feature topics (Entertainment, Lifestyle, Celebrity Crime) in the news media between 1977 and 1997.