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Entries from December 2006

Cincinnati News Media Grades: Average-to-Failing

December 18th, 2006 · 9 Comments

The news celebrates it watchdog role, keeping an eye on government malfeasance and consumer products gone awry. But, who is the watchdog of the watchdog? How do we know if the news is doing good journalism? That was the question behind a pilot study conducted by the Journalism Program at Miami University. A team of 24 students and I graded the news of six Cincinnati metro area news outlets.

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Tags: Journalism Ethics · Television News