Local TV News Project 2000
Who Did the Study
Meet the 2000 Local TV News Project Team
This study was conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a journalists' group in Washington, D.C., affiliated with the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholar team that developed the methodology included Lee Ann Brady of Princeton Survey Research Associates; Marion Just, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College; Michael Robinson, Ph.D., formerly of Georgetown University; Ann Crigler, Ph.D., Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, and Sherrie Mazingo, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota. Todd Belt of USC measured the ratings trends.
Evan Jenkins edited the articles. Researchers at Princeton Survey Research Associates coded the newscasts and prepared the initial statistical data under the supervision of Brady. Abigail Sturges designed the layout and graphics. Atiba Pertilla and Chris Galdieri of PEJ were the project researchers.
The following local news professionals developed the criteria of quality for this study and signed off on major decisions:
News Director, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio
Board of Governors, Overseas Press Club
News Director, WIS TV, Columbia, S. C.
Vice President, Audience Research & Development
Principal Anchor, WCVB TV, Boston
former Executive Producer, WLS TV, Chicago
Principal Anchor, WUSA TV, Washington, D.C.
Vice President of News, KTTV, Los Angeles
News Director, KPIX TV, San Francisco
Retired Vice President of News, Post Newsweek Stations
News Director, WKYC TV, Cleveland
President and General Manager, WTVH TV, Syracuse