Media analysis from Cleveland

Posted by Mitchell - January 29, 2005 (entry 275)

We've been informed of a very interesting media analysis project of local media in Cleveland by a new group called Cleveland Newswatch. The group is so new, in fact, that they don't have a website up yet (though they do have an email address), and we're distributing the study on this website to help out.

Nevertheless, Cleveland Newswatch organized and produced their own study of local televised "news" coverage in Cleveland surrounding the 2004 elections. The results are pretty much what you'd figure: election coverage as horseraces, poor coverage of local issues outside of election ads, emphasis on personalities rather than on issues. (When CMA launched its own study, we figured that we would know what to expect when we were finished. The corporate media is pretty predictable like this.)

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