PublicationsMay 23, 2002

The War on Terrorism

The news Americans see on network television has softened considerably since 2001l, to the point that it looks more like it did before the terrorist attacks than immediately after.

PublicationsJanuary 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Over time the press is inching back toward pre-September 11th norms of behavior.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2001

Before And After

The war on terrorism has caused a colossal shift in the news people see on network television.

PublicationsOctober 20, 1998

The Clinton/Lewinsky Story

This study attempted to discern the nature of the press coverage of the story by examining several major threads of the story and comparing them to the Starr Report and its supporting evidentiary material. Contrary to White House accusations, those doing the bulk of the original reporting did not ferry false leaks and fabrications into coverage. But in some important cases, the press leaned on the suspicions of investigators that did not hold up and downplayed the denials of the accused, according to a new study. The findings raise questions about whether the press always maintained adequate skepticism about its sources.