December 7, 2012 |
When the news broke Monday that Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge - or, as everyone continues to insist on calling her, “Kate Middleton” - was pregnant , it was inevitable that the American news media would catch a serious case of royal baby feve r. And it was nearly as certain that “The Daily Show” would skewer the overblown coverage, which they did brilliantly on Thursday night. Jon Stewart began by riffing on the headline on the British tabloid The Sun, which read “Kate Expectations.” He suggested there were better pregnancy puns inspired by great literature.
November 19, 2012 |
A final surge of positive media coverage propelled President Obama in the last two weeks of the presidential race, while coverage of challenger Mitt Romney remained negative but also tapered off in volume - probably because news outlets shifted their attention to Superstorm Sandy, according to a new study . The Washington-based Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that “positive stories about Obama (29%)...
October 17, 2011 |
Rick Perry really did get an easy ride, Ron Paul really has been ignored and Barack Obama truly can't catch a break. That's a rough summary of the findings of a massive, computer-based study of campaign coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. The center, using a computer program developed by a Harvard University expert on quantitative analysis, analyzed every campaign story published from May 2 though Oct. 9 by about 11,500 news outlets -- essentially every news outlet in the business -- to determine whether each individual statement about a candidate was positive, negative or neutral.
July 6, 2011
The media coverage on the Casey Anthony murder case drew comparisons to the trials of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez brothers nearly two decades ago. A look at some coverage and its impact: •Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, truTV, HLN, along with local and other national networks, carried Tuesday's verdict live. •More than 600 press passes were doled out for media coverage, and every major broadcast network has had at least one reporter at the trial. •CNN and NBC built two-story air-conditioned structures across from the courthouse for reporters and crews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1985
There has been a lot of criticism of TV networks and newspaper reporters about coverage of the Beirut hostage situation. Some within the Administration have objected, stating that the media were endangering their private negotiations with the terrorists. Maybe so, but I haven't heard anyone yet say that the coverage abetted and probably accelerated the release of the hostages. In my opinion the media coverage, watched by millions throughout the world, put pressure on our government to do something--and to do it as soon as possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1988
I don't understand all this negative reaction toward the media for their poking into the background of poor innocent Quayle. I don't remember any cries of media persecution when the same press went after Joe Biden or Gary Hart (who had reporters from the Miami Herald stationed outside his door until the wee hours of the morning). Could it be that a large part of this so-called backlash against the press is orchestrated? MARY PANZARELLA Anaheim