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Media & Democracy 09.1.2006

Content Analysis: The Fear and Fluff of LA’s Nightly Local News

Report

What type of news gets covered in Los Angeles on local television newscasts? And how much of it is even local? To answer these and many other questions, a media reform group associated with California Common Cause monitored the local Los Angeles late-night television news broadcasts for a snapshot of news content.

Media & Democracy 05.1.2005

Sacramento Television Coverage of the November 2004 General Election – Executive Summary

Executive Summary

This is the Executive Summary to the report: Sacramento Television Coverage of the November 2004 General Election

Media & Democracy 05.1.2005

Sacramento Television Coverage of the November 2004 General Election

Report

In the fall of 2004, the Sacramento Media Group (SMG) − an association of concerned citizens including members of California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters Sacramento and Access Sacramento, the local public access cable television − joined a national campaign to evaluate how fairly and effectively local broadcast television stations used the public airwaves to educate voters about candidates and issues. The national campaign, coordinated by the Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (PIPA), tried to convince broadcasters nationwide to air two hours per week of locally produced election coverage in prime time (5:30 -11:35 p.m.) during the six weeks prior to Election Day 2004. The two-hour standard represents approximately 5 percent of total prime-time hours.

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