All the President’s Pressers
President Bush's second term has brought a big increase in the number of solo press conferences. Bush had only had 17 in his first term but looks like he's on the way to doubling that number in this four-year stint. The president still lags behind previous White House residents, but the change suggests a different approach to the press.
Brave New World
A media conference featuring a futuristic video and a keynote address from a BBC official sketched out a scenario for news delivery that may be just around the corner. But will the proliferation of citizen journalists and wireless news platforms create its own set of financial and credibility problems for the journalism profession?
Measuring Online Traffic
In the media business, there’s a raging debate about the accuracy of the numbers that purport to track visitors to the major news web sites. But some analysts say that when it comes to the economics of the Internet, the traditional reliance on audience size may just not be that important to advertisers.
What is Podcasting?
A primer on podcasting – includes sections on audience data, where to go to download podcasts, the economics of the medium, and tips on how one can create a podcast.
The Gender Gap
A new PEJ study of the news media finds men are cited as sources much more often than women on a wide range of topics
All the News That’s Fed
Though presidents have always worked hard to get their message out, the Bush administration has pushed the envelope, especially with its aggressive use of the faux news segments called video news releases.
Confronting the Seduction of Secrecy
Speech delivered at the Washington Press Club
The End of “Network News”
What happened this summer, and particularly last week, is likely to be recalled as the end of the era of network news. At the very least, mark this as the moment when the networks abdicated their authority with the American public.
Bottom-Line Pressures Now Hurting Coverage, Say Journalists
Journalists are unhappy with the way things are going in their profession these days. This report is part of Pew Research Center’s 2004 State of the News Media publication.
A PEJ analysis of embedded coverage found it was largely anecdotal, combat-focused and live and unedited.