Monday, March 15th, 2010

How's Your News?

An Australian investigation "analysing a five-day working week in the media, across 10 hard-copy papers… found that nearly 55% of stories analysed were driven by some form of public relations." I'm sure figures for newspapers in this country would be completely different.


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Zack (#2,609)

They are different … its closer to 80%. There's a really good study out there from 8 or 9 years ago about agenda setting. But this isn't a new trend; to suggest that American newspapers have this independent, investigative history misguided.

myfanwy (#1,124)

Our local paper consists of about a couple of half-assed "investigative" story each week, supplemented by "quirky" international stories. The rest is blatant advertising for local businesses and the mayor. Most of the juicy in-depth stuff comes from the area blogs.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Yes that does seem way low.

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