SMG has focused on encouraging local television stations to provide more local elections coverage of the actual issues voters face at the ballot box. SMG has worked hard to push local stations to focus programming on issue information and information about the different candidates' positions, especially before elections. In this effort we have met with television station managers in the Sacramento/Central Valley media market, the nation's 19th largest.
In 2004, SMG issued a report detailing how local stations made over $12 million from campaign advertising, but did not enhance our democracy by producing programming on local campaign issues. We are currently working on our report of the media coverage of the 2006 election and will soon release it. Other Reports listed below.
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