11.09.2007 10:26 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Annenberg studies find TV, newspaper reporters raise political fact-checking efforts

Two new studies released Nov. 9 have found that broadcast and newspaper journalists are becoming more aggressive in challenging false or misleading political claims.

The studies by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania were unveiled by FactCheck.org and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at a conference "Pants on Fire, Political Mendacity and the Rise of Media Fact-Checkers."

Among the findings:

  • According to an Annenberg study of stories published by 34 of the largest U.S. newspapers, the number of adwatch type stories run in the 2005/2006 election cycle was more than 3-1/2 times larger than the number run in the 1999/2000 election cycle.
  • A separate Annenberg survey of all U.S. TV stations that originate news programming showed that 38.8 percent of those responding ran adwatch or fact-checking stories in the 2006 election cycle.
  • The trend is continuing — 45.6 percent of TV stations that responded said they planned to run such stories during the 2008 campaign. An additional 34.2 percent said they were unsure.

To download the reports, visit www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

David Goggin /   Wednesday 03:01 PM
Sommer Introduces New Hybrid Cable at InfoComm
Clyne Media, Inc /   Wednesday 10:41 AM
Guitar Center and DirecTV Present Muse Live from The Mayan

 
Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology