Interfering Owners or Meddling Advertisers: How Network Television News Correspondents Feel About Ownership and Advertiser Influence on News Stories
With the owners of television news networks growing more diversified, critics say that pressure for profits may affect news. A survey of network news correspondents was conducted to determine if they felt any story influence from owners or advertisers. Results showed that about 20% felt some ownership pressure to report or censor stories and 7% reported some advertiser pressure. CNN correspondents perceived more ownership pressure than the other four networks surveyed. A t test revealed that correspondents who reported ownership pressure had statistically significantly lower job satisfaction rates than did those who reported no pressure.
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Volume (Year): 16 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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