The Verdict on Couric
Now that the hype and the waiting is finally over, how did Katie Couric do on her historic opening night at the CBS anchor desk? Not so great, according to dozens of TV critics and commentators who offered up mostly mixed or negative reviews of her inaugural broadcast and snide remarks about her wardrobe.
A new PEJ study takes an in-depth look at tabloids and compares them to traditional broadsheet newspapers.
Media Anger Management
Much has been made of the surge of emotion among journalists who covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and to a lesser degree Hurricane Rita.
A comprehensive look at how the news media are covering the hurricane and its aftermath.
Box Scores and Bylines
A new PEJ study finds sports newspaper fronts markedly different from other section fronts.
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.
The Debate Effect
A PEJ study on how the press covered the pivotal period of the 2004 Presidential Campaign.
Character and the Campaign
If presidential campaigns are about character and control of message, neither candidate has had much success so far, a new PEJ study finds.
This section of the State of the News Media 2004 report details the results of a survey of more than 500 national and local reporters, editors and executives. The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press in collaboration with the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee of Concerned Journalists.