Reporters http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/854/all en Exhibit 1-19: Indiana University Polls of Journalists http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists <p>Following up on polls taken in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/early-polls-journalists-1962-1985"><strong>1970s</strong></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-3-american-journalist"><strong>1980s</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-6-journalists-who-are-they-really"><strong>1990s</strong></a>, the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2002 and 2013 surveyed journalists across the profession to create a statistical portrait of the typical American journalist.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-19-indiana-university-polls-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division bias Democrats Indiana University Journalists Media Bias Media Bias 101 Reporters Republicans Mon, 19 May 2014 18:15:24 +0000 rich.noyes 46292 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 1-2: Major Newspaper Reporters http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-2-major-newspaper-reporters <p>In 1982, Fred Evans of California State University in Los Angeles asked reporters from the fifty largest U.S. newspapers about their political identification and for whom they voted in 1980. In that election, Republican Ronald Reagan won with 50 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter and 8 percent for liberal Republican-turned-independent John Anderson. (Evans' data included in a 2009 paper by Northeastern University professor William G. Mayer, "The Political Attitudes of American Journalists: A Survey of Surveys.")<br /><strong></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-1-2-major-newspaper-reporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division 1980 election Journalists Liberal Bias newspapers Polls Reporters surveys Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:03:00 +0000 admin 29222 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul.html">See Full Report</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">See Detailed List of Soros-Connected Journalists</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2003 abramson amanpour analysis boards business cash claim component conflicts downie editor editors extensive foundations Fox funding groups including industry infrastructure institute investigative journalism Journalists liberal mainstream million millions motives news operations organizations population post president public questioning recommendations Reporters serve soros spend spent states united york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:12:00 +0000 admin 2082 at http://www.mrc.org Editor Bill Keller Wishes His Staff Would Stop Writing All These Books http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-keller-wishes-his-staff-would-stop-writing-all-these-books <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill Keller hints his news staff is spending too much time writing books about their pets and concludes: &quot;We indulge our writers because we want the talent happy, and because a little of their prestige accrues to The Times. But we do so at a cost. Books mean writers who are absent or distracted from daily journalism, writers who have to be replaced when they leave their reporting beats and landed somewhere when they return. There is the tricky relationship between what they unearth for their books and what goes into the paper.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One has to wonder if departing Times Executive Editor Bill Keller will leave behind many friends in the newsroom. First he bothered his media-beat reporters by writing of his dislike for new media like <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/06/why_bill_keller_stepped_down_a.html">Twitter</a>. It turns out he's not crazy about old media (books) either – at least when writing them take his reporters away on book leave or detracts from their reporting.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/editor-bill-keller-wishes-his-staff-would-stop-writing-all-these-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BillKeller Books BrianStelter liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Reporters TimesWatch Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:04:00 +0000 admin 418 at http://www.mrc.org Science Fiction http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Click to read the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Executive_Summary_Science_Fiction.html">Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the Sidebar: <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Sidebar_to_Special_Report_Science_Fiction.html">Live Earth: NBC Joins the Fight for 'Climate in Crisis,' Fails to Stay Objective</a><br /></strong></p> <br /> <p>Baaaa-dum. It only took two musical notes to set the mood and terrify viewers watching the movie "Jaws" in 1975. Today it only takes two words: global warming.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 2007 2010 2011 administration AlGore analyzed bmi british broadcast called caused cbs claim claims climate ClimateChange climategate comeback couric coverage criticism Debate distortions earth environmental evening fact film found GlobalWarming gore gores group high hollywood Hurricane inconvenient institute international ipcc level made morning movie NBC network networks news nobel oct people percent polar political president prize public report Reporters reporting reports research revelle rise ruling Scandal Science sciencefiction scientific scientist scientists sea show smith star stories story study told truth viewers warming world years Mon, 23 May 2011 18:18:00 +0000 admin 2083 at http://www.mrc.org Stimulus Two Years Later, Networks Ignore Obama's Failed Job Promise http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <br /> <p>Just a few years ago, double-digit unemployment seemed like a crazy idea. But when the economy began to stumble, it was fear of high unemployment and a promise to prevent it that the Obama administration used to usher in the $787 billion stimulus package. As The New York Times reported on Oct. 22, 2009, "The Obama administration's forecast at the start of the year, which predicted that unemployment would not climb much above 8 percent."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/stimulus-two-years-later-networks-ignore-obamas-failed-job-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business 2009 2010 abc administration administrations Americans asked bill bmi broadcast bush called cbs claim couric coverage dec didnt economic economy effects evening failed feb government guarantee high higher job jobs july katie mentioned NBC nbcs needed network networks news nightly obama obamas oct package percent plan point prediction president promise promised rate reported Reporters stay Stimulus stories story unemployment viewers working world wrong year years Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:56:00 +0000 admin 29509 at http://www.mrc.org The Top 10 Economic Myths of 2010 http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2010 list:</em></p> <br /> <p>10. GM Repayment Shows Taxpayer Bailout Worked</p> <p>9.<strong> </strong>All the Economy Needs is More Stimulus</p> <p>8. Soda is Like Cocaine and Ads Cause Obesity</p> <p>7. Obama the Tax Cutter</p> <p>6.<strong> </strong>The Tea Parties are Astroturf, but Green Groups Aren't.</p> <p>5. Despite Largest Budget in History, Obama is Fiscally Conservative</p> <p>4. Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf Doesn't Point to Obama</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/top-10-economic-myths-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business 2010 access administration ads american april Astroturf auto bad Bailout big billion BP broadcast Budget burnett bush business called cancun cbs chamber ChamberofCommerce claim claims class climate climategate cnbcs coast cocaine commerce company conservative corporate coverage cuts day earth economic economy election Elections ErinBurnett federal Food foreign global good government green group groups guard history House institute isnt jobs june KeithOlbermann lack largest liberal mediamyth middle money myth national nbcs networks news obama obamas oil oilspill outlets parties people percent political president Press progress repayment report Reporters rich scientists Soda Spending spill sponsored Stimulus stop stories story support tax taxes taxpayer taxpayers ThinkProgress told tomdonohue Top10 treasury unemployment warming white worked year Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:28:00 +0000 admin 30125 at http://www.mrc.org Media Can't Decide Whether Espionage is Journalism http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-cant-decide-whether-espionage-journalism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine the year is 1942 and the German government runs a news bureau in Washington, D.C. collecting government secrets. Even FDR would have laughed at claims they were actual journalists, locked them up and thrown away the key.</p> <br /> <p>He would have been right. There's a huge difference between an individual or an organization reporting abuses in government or business one at a time and the same people stealing enough classified material to run a spy agency.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/media-cant-decide-whether-espionage-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Assange business calls classified Column concerns confusion culture dangerous editor enemies headlined imagine information interest isnt journalism Journalists julian Leak list lives manning material news Press profession public release Reporters reporting secrets security SPJ story support supporters Terrorists wars washington WikiLeaks world Thu, 09 Dec 2010 00:23:00 +0000 admin 29852 at http://www.mrc.org Uncritical Condition http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://www.mrc.org Obama the Tax Cutter: A Network Fairy Tale http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Obama_the_Tax_Cutter_A_Network_Fairy_Tale.html"></a></strong></p> <p><strong>Full Report</strong></p> <br /> <p>Once upon a time, there was a nation besieged by what many called The Great Recession. The unemployment rate was climbing, businesses and families were struggling, and everyone was holding out for a hero.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/obama-tax-cutter-network-fairy-tale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 2009 2010 administration Americans aug average bill billion broadcast Brookings Budget burman bush campaign cbs center class congress conservative consulted Credit cut cuts cutter Deficit economic economists economy election evening experts expiration expire fact found government health higher House included including Income increase increased increases institute jan Journalists law left liberal Liberals lower made making massive mccain middle million muir NBC network networks news obama obamas pay people percent point policies policy political president problem quintanilla raise Reporters rich rivlin sept signed size Spending Stimulus stories tax taxes temporary turned unemployment warned wealthiest wealthy white year years Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:52:00 +0000 admin 30584 at http://www.mrc.org Media Fail to See Obama's Fingerprints on Lack of Press Freedom in Gulf http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-fail-see-obamas-fingerprints-lack-press-freedom-gulf <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s been more than 50 days since a BP oil rig exploded off the coast of <st1:state w:st="on">Louisiana</st1:state>, beginning a massive leak of oil into the <st1:place w:st="on">Gulf of Mexico</st1:place>. Miles of beaches have been soiled and birds, turtles and other sea creatures have died. But the most <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/03/gulf-oil-spill-photos-ani_n_560813.html#s96437"></a>disturbing pictures of the disaster weren’t available to the public for more than 40 days.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-fail-see-obamas-fingerprints-lack-press-freedom-gulf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Media administration federal Reporters saying Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:20:17 +0000 admin 27246 at http://www.mrc.org Documenting the Media's Lopsided Liberal Slant http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/documenting-medias-lopsided-liberal-slant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC Details 40+ Surveys About Journalists&#039; Liberal Opinions and Public&#039;s Growing Awareness of Bias </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/RealityCheck/uploads/MBB101Small.jpg" /></div><p>Surveys over the past 30 years have consistently found top journalists are much more liberal than the rest of America. At the same time, public opinion polls show Americans see the media as politically biased, inaccurate and an obstacle to solving society's problems. The numbers document a credibility crisis for journalism that only a swift move towards professionalism and fairness can fix.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-reality-check/documenting-medias-lopsided-liberal-slant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Reality Check News Analysis Division Journalists liberal MediaBias Polls publicopinion Reporters surveys Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:54:00 +0000 admin 2994 at http://www.mrc.org Exhibit 2-22: News Media Both Too Liberal and Too Powerful http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-2-22-news-media-both-too-liberal-and-too-powerful <p>The results of a survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted October 22-23, 2009 by Rasmussen Reports suggest most voters believe media bias skews government policy to the left.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-bias-101/exhibit-2-22-news-media-both-too-liberal-and-too-powerful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Bias 101 News Analysis Division conservative government liberal media Polls power public opinion Rasmussen Reports Reporters Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:36:34 +0000 rich.noyes 39570 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Flip Flop on Jobs http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Identical Unemployment Numbers Good News for Obama, But All Bad under Reagan. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2009/Networks_Flip_Flop_on_Jobs_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><br />These are tough times. More than 3 million people have lost their jobs just since February 2009 and consumer confidence fell unexpectedly in September. The unemployment rate has spiked from 8.1 percent to 9.7 percent in the first seven months of Barack Obama's presidency and is expected to climb even higher.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/networks-flip-flop-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 1982 2009 abc cbs coverage data economic economy Food found gibson good House identical job jobs Journalists lost March mentioned NBC negative network networks news night numbers obama obamas positive president presidents rate reagan report reporter Reporters reports rising september showed Statistics Stimulus unemployment work Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:58:00 +0000 admin 30578 at http://www.mrc.org