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Jan
01
1999

No News Is Bad News

Political ads overwhelm election news on local TV

Another election cycle is completed, and once again the local television news industry has let the voting public down, offering newscasts Filled with political advertising but little meaningful election news. Rocky Mountain Media Watch`s national network of volunteers taped their local evening newscasts on three consecutive nights (10/20-22/98) two weeks before election day and examined the taped programs for all news stories and advertisements dealing with the mid-term elections. With an infusion of volunteers recruited from FAlR’s e-mail list, more than 100 activists, academics, journalists and ordinary citizens participated in the project. To date we have received the analyses of […]