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Gay marriage
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History of Journalism
Internet
Intimate partner violence
Journalism awards
Junk journalism
Live shots
Middle East coverage
Minority communities
News selection
Newspaper carriers
Newspaper design
Ownership of media
Political coverage
Polling
Real estate
Sept. 11
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Spanish-language news
Sports
Television
Tie-in stories
Violence
War reporting

People & groups

   
Badkhen, Anna
Bagdikian, Ben
Blair, Jayson
Bonds, Barry
Bryant, Kobe
Bertrand, Claude-Jean
Chaffee, Steve
Dean, Howard
Ellsberg, Daniel
Harris, Jay T.
Harris, Kamala
Jackson, Michael & Janet
Leonard, Thomas C.
Loof, April
Maynard, Dori J.
McChesney, Robert
Media Watch
Newsom, Gavin
NewsProNet
Pearl, Daniel
Peterson, Scott & Laci
Potter, Harry
Proj. for Excel. in Journ.
Regan, Ronald
Remnick, David
Schnurman, Ned
Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Sneider, Daniel
Soc. of Pro. Journalists
Whipple, Diane

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Local relevance index
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Contra Costa Times
Oakland Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Examiner
San Jose Mercury News
KTVU Channel 2
KRON Channel 4
KPIX Channel 5
KGO Channel 7
KNTV Channel 11
KDTV Channel 14
 

 

Accountability of news media

Guest commentary: Sunshine, not censorship, will make the news media accountable -- Josh Wilson

Posted Aug. 23, 2004

Media accountability systems and their importance (Claude-Jean Bertrand essay) 7/18/01

Accuracy of Bay Area newspapers 8/11/00

Advertising

Bay Area papers accused of rigging 'best-of' survey to favor advertisers

Posted Aug. 5, 2004

Oakland Tribune pledges end to deceptive "advertorials" 4/15/04

Analysis: Bay Area TV, papers sit by while voters get spun 4/6/04

Commentary: Journalists must provide antidote to toxic campaign ads 3/17/04

Super Bowl "pay-per-view" controversy: Santa Cruz activist takes on Lingerie Bowl 1/21/04

Blurring the distinctions between news and advertising 10/18/01

Disguised as news 10/18/01

Contra Costa Times fails to label "Saturday Homes" section as advertising 9/24/00

Channel 7 pitches the "Millionaire" board game in a news story 3/8/00

Channel 7 pitches Disneyland (with which it shares ownership) 1/25/00

Running ads as news in the ANG newspapers 6/20/03

Why advertisers are more important than readers or viewers (KQED perspective)

Anonymity (see sources)

April Fool

Mythical meeting of media moguls in San Jose to reverse news priorities from Wall Street to Main Street 4/01/04

Bagdikian, Ben H.

Bagdikian: A new political twist to the old media monopoly (The New Media Monopoly) 5/21/04

Why the Federal Communications Commission should not allow greater concentration of media ownership 4/30/03

Banter on the news set (happy talk) 8/28/00


Bertrand, Claude-Jean 7/18/01


Bias

Guest commentary: Are new media polarizing American politics? -- Dan Schnur

Posted Aug. 2, 2004

Guest commentary: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' -- New film shows what news media were afraid to Robert C. Cuddy

Posted June 28, 2004

Essay on its nature and unavoidability (KQED perspective) 5/19/02

Did local news media encourage people to rip off Microsoft? 1/27/00

Whose side are journalists on (in Iraq war)? 3/26/03

Blair, Jayson

Commentary: Who did more harm, Jayson Blair or San Francisco's local television news directors? 4/28/04

What impact will Jayson Blair's fabrications have on the education of young journalists? 3/11/04

Bonds, Barry

Commentary: When journalism becomes hero worship 4/21/04

Bryant, Kobe

Commentary: Does Kobe Bryant deserve the front page? 10/15/03

Canned "local news" 9/4/03

Response from NewsProNet 9/15/03

Chaffee, Steve 6/1/01


Childcare coverage 2/1/02


Children, coverage in the news 11/12/01


Church scandal

Guest Commentary: Church sex abuse story lacks context 3/2/04

Civic contribution index 5/13/01

Civic contribution index 9/22/03


Competition among Bay Area news media

America's last, best newspaper war? (Mercury vs. Chronicle)

Conflicts of interest

Guest commentary: Sunshine, not censorship, will make the news media accountable -- Josh Wilson

Posted Aug. 23, 2004

When it's free speech for journalists vs. free press for owners, law is less than settled
Posted Aug. 11, 2004

Chronicle reassigns letters editor: Now working sports copy desk; status unsettled, says Guild

Posted July 30, 2004

Make the call: Should journalists be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

Posted July 23, 2004

Political gifts earn Bay Area journalists praise, punishment; Chronicle puts letters editor on leave for nearly $1,000 in contributions

Posted July 20, 2004

Chronicle, biotech columnist wrestle with conflict of interest; Duncan reassessing Chronicle column, role with BioAgenda 4/27/04

Chronicle columnist's biotech side job 4/14/04

Between journalism's public service and business goals (KQED commentary) 1/3/02

Between profit and public service (Daniel Perl's sacrifice contrasted with NBC and KNTV's Olympic coverage) 2/23/02

Between a newspapers need to appear free of them and journalists political rights to free speech (Chronicle ethics policy of April, 2003) 4/25/03

Newspaper Guild local's response to policy 4/25/03

Henry Norr, former Chronicle technology columnist's defense 4/25/03

"Container" stories (Contra Costa Times pays bonus for A1 briefs) 8/15/03


Context index 5/13/01

Context index 5/13/01


Corrections

Wrong on IKEA critique 6/12/01

KNTV, Channel 11 in San Jose, correction 2/3/02

Courthouse cameras (Knee commentary) 8/19/03


Crime coverage

Ratcheting up the mayhem: Some Bay Area newsrooms are heaping on coverage despite decline of violent crime 11/10/03

See video: fast slow

Guest commentary: Getting the red out: Former news director challenges stations to lead with something other than crime 11/19/03

Commentary: Focusing on random incidents of violence can harm us all 11/10/03

Scaring the public for profit (Aurora Forum at Stanford) 7/24/03

Analysis of youth and violence coverage

PDF of full report on coverage of youth and violence (Berkeley Media Studies Group)

Dean, Howard

Guest commentary: The media become political king-makers (Dean sabotaged) 2/13/04

Deception

2 papers claim same reporters as their own: Mercury News, Contra Costa Times merged operations in Sacramento.

Posted June 17, 2004

Diversity

Diversity in TV, radio slipping: Bay Area newspapers nowhere near as diverse as the population 5/17/04

Guest commentary: The Chronicle looks at the color of people in its photos and finds an uncomfortably pale reflection -- Dick Rogers 2/25/04

Guest commentary: If the D.A. is of half Asian descent why does the press label her "black"? 2/5/04

ASNE study 2003 5/30/03

ASNE study 2002 4/13/02

Style guide (from News Watch at Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, SF State U.) 1/3/02

How diversity came to matter (Dori J. Maynard) 5/30/03

Domestic violence (see intimate partner violence)

 

Editorials

Make the call: Scooping your own newsroom: Should the editorial page conduct investigative reporting? 5/26/04

Education

Commentary: Now is the time for all good journalism teachers and students to come to the aid of their field

Posted August 27, 2004

Commentary: An open letter to journalism graduates and faculty members -- At first, you can't lose by going into journalism

Posted June 1, 2004

Guest commentary: Getting ahead of the news (Chronicle story about UC admissions) -- Patrick Mattimore 5/20/04

Is the teacher housing crisis really a myth? (Mercury News story) 2/26/04

Critique of Chronicle series "Broken Promises," SFUSD 7/28/02

Ellsberg, Daniel

Daniel Ellsberg proposes a Pulitzer Prize for whistle-blowing sources 3/22/04

Enterprise index 5/13/01

Enterprise index 9/22/03


Ethical codes of journalism

Media jump on a Jayson Blair but have nothing to say about broader ethical issues (Glasser commentary) 6/13/03

Ethical codes of journalism and the language of war (Sussman commentary) 6/3/03

Explanation index 9/22/03

 

Fairness index 5/13/01

Fairness index 9/22/03

 

Features

Guest Commentary: The dog that ran away with the (Mercury) news 1/29/04


Federal Communications Commission

Commentary: Why would FCC Chairman Powell skip his own hearing? Listen to this commentary on KQED-FM "Perspectives" (aired 7/30/04)

Posted July 30, 2004

What we learned in Monterey: FCC localism inquiry met with cornucopia of critiques, reform ideas

Posted July 28, 2004

Analysis: Citizen audit of localness of local TV news

Posted July 21, 2004
Updated Aug. 11, 2004

For Bay Area broadcasts, most politics is not local: the FCC in Monterey

Posted July 18, 2004

Analyze local TV news and we'll help you tell the FCC what you find News scorecard and instructions.

Posted July 1, 2004

Permitting greater ownership concentration is a bad idea (Bagdikian comments) 4/30/03

Flow stories (see tie-in stories)

 

Freedom of information

Guest commentary: Open up government to more public inspection -- Richard Knee

Posted June 22, 2004

Foreign news (see also war reporting)

Remnick: Blame profit-seeking news media, apathetic public for poor foreign reporting 5/19/04

Don't blame the people; Stanford Prof. Kennedy rebuts Remnick 5/19/04

Mercury News has only foreign affairs columnist in state -- Daniel Sneider 2/17/04

Gay marriage

Make the call: Should gay journalists who marry cover the same-sex marriage story? 3/30/04

Chronicle bans two female journalists from same-sex marriage story for marrying each other 3/15/04

Grade the News Yourself

why you should do it 10/19/01

Grades of Bay Area news media

The first analysis 2/17/00

In-depth analysis 2/17/00

How the study was conducted 2/17/00

Editors respond

The second analysis 4/6/00

Standards applied to news content 4/12/00

The third analysis 5/13/01

Standards applied to news content 4/24/01

Civic contribution index 5/13/01

Context index 5/13/01

Enterprise index explained 5/13/01

Fairness index 5/13/01

Local relevance index 5/13/01

Newsworthiness index 5/13/01

The fourth analysis: Report Card 2003 9/22/03

How the study was done 10/2/03

Civic contribution index 9/22/03

Context index 9/22/03

Enterprise index 9/22/03

Explanation index 9/22/03

Fairness index 9/22/03

Local relevance index 9/22/03

Newsworthiness index 9/22/03

News directors respond

KNTV, Channel 11 in San Jose, analysis 1/27/02

KNTV, Channel 11 in San Jose, correction 2/03/02

KTVU, Channel 2, may be best station in the nation, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism 11/10/00

Local TV news in Spanish: big stories but big problems (KDTV Channel 14) 2/2/04 Versión en español

Harris, Jay T.

Putting people over profits 3/31/01

Reactions to the publisher's resignation 3/31/01

 

Harris, Kamala

Guest commentary: If the D.A. is of half Asian descent why does the press label her "black"? 2/5/04

History of journalism

Changes in marketing from inclusivity to niches over the 20th century (Leonard interview pt. 1) 6/15/03

Ethical practices of journalism has vastly improved ( Leonard interview pt. 2) 6/25/03

Women change the newsroom and the rise of chains ( Leonard interview pt. 3) 7/2/03

Future of journalism (Leonard interview pt. 4) 7/11/03

Internet

and democracy (Comments of Kim Alexander, California Voter Foundation) 5/24/00

Intimate partner violence

Are victims blamed in press coverage? 2/19/03

How well do 2 California newspapers cover intimate partner violence? 2/19/03

The least reported violence -- commentary 2/19/03

Tips from experts on covering domestic/intimate violence 4/22/01

Is wife-beating ever a love story? (analysis of Mercury News article) 4/22/01

Jackson, Michael & Janet

Did Janet Jackson make a boob of the Chronicle? 2/3/04

Michael Jackson: The most important story of the day? 11/21/03

Journalism awards

Society of Professional Journalists awards, 2003 10/2/03

Junk journalism

Guide: How to Distinguish Between Socially Responsible and Junk Journalism 10/27/03

Leonard, Thomas C. (See history of journalism)

 

Local relevance index 5/13/01

Local relevance index 9/22/03

 

Live shots

How newsworthy are TV live shots when nothings going on? 12/5/01

Maynard, Dori J. 5/30/03


McChesney, Robert

Activists aim to limit reach of monopoly media (McChesney and Mander speak in Berkekey) 5/6/04

Media Watch

Super Bowl 'pay-per-view' controversy: Santa Cruz activist takes on Lingerie Bowl 1/21/04

Middle East coverage

Analysis: The newsworthiness of death: Why did the Mercury News and Associated Press give Israeli deaths greater prominence than Palestinian in the Middle East conflict? 12/18/03


Minority communities coverage

Latina journalist offers career tips to reporters of color: Elizabeth Llorente. From News Watch

Posted July 13, 2004

Analysis: Bay Area press offers enlightened coverage of Muslims

Posted July 7, 2004

Dean of black journalists, Tom Fleming, critiques local media 9/12/00

Newsom, Gavin

A San Francisco mayoral forum unravels, as does one TV station's civic contribution11/ 26/03

News selection (choosing what's newsworthy and what's not)

Commentary: a grateful letter to the Mercury News -- It wasn't 'peeping Tom' journalism, was it? -- John Q. Public

Posted Aug. 19, 2004

Commentary: Balancing the commercial appeal of the Peterson trial with other news

Posted June 23, 2004

Guest commentary: The public as addict, the media as pusher -- Patrick Mattimore

Posted June 4, 2004

Make the call: Which is the day's most important story? Hint: not the Peterson trial.

Plus, how Bay Area and state newspapers allocated scarce front-page space.)

Posted June 2, 2004

Guest commentary: The least newsworthy stories of the year (Project Censored) 5/25/04

Commentary: Skin-deep journalism (Chronicle's "Porn 101" not newsworthy) 5/14/04

The Chronicle responds: Feature section stories need not be important, just compelling 5/14/04

Analysis: The newsworthiness of death: Why did the Mercury News and Associated Press give Israeli deaths greater prominence than Palestinian in the Middle East conflict? 12/18/03

Commentary: A test of newsworthiness in the central valley: Journalists covering the Peterson hearing rate it unimportant 11/5/03

Analysis of May, 2001 "Sweeps" reporting on Bay Area TV stations 7/15/01

Myth: We get the news we deserve KQED perspective 3/29/01

"Nutritional" analysis of Bay Area news media content 2/19/01

What Bay Area journalists say is undercovered 5/23/00

Newspaper carriers (Mercury's war with) 10/24/00


Newspaper design

Mercury News named one of world's best designed newspapers

NewsProNet (see canned news)

 

Newsworthiness index 5/13/01

Newsworthiness index 9/22/03


Objectivity (see bias)


Ownership of media

Bagdikian: A new political twist to the old media monopoly (The New Media Monopoly) 5/21/04

Activists aim to limit reach of monopoly media (McChesney and Mander speak in Berkekey) 5/6/04

Pearl, Daniel 2/23/02


Pedestrian safety 6/12/00

Peterson, Scott & Laci

Commentary: a grateful letter to the Mercury News -- It wasn't 'peeping Tom' journalism, was it? -- John Q. Public

Posted Aug. 19, 2004

Commentary: Balancing the commercial appeal of the Peterson trial with other news

Posted June 23, 2004

Make the call: Which is the day's most important story? Hint: not the Peterson trial.

Plus, how Bay Area and state newspapers allocated scarce front-page space.)

Posted June 2, 2004

Guest commentary: The court should delay the "Perfect Husband" docu-drama to protect Scott Peterson's right to a fair trial 2/19/04

Guest commentary: KNEW finds Peterson guilty 2/12/04

Commentary: Rehashing the Peterson tragedy for cash 1/28/04

Commentary: A test of newsworthiness in the central valley: Journalists covering the Peterson hearing rate it unimportant 11/5/03

Political coverage

Interview: Hendrik Hertzberg on media and politics -- John McManus guest hosts KQED Radio's "Forum" (aired 8/5/04)

Posted Aug. 5, 2004

Soundbites, endorsements leave little room for the issues

Posted June 29, 2004

Political candidates' handlers outfoxing journalists (Stanford professors discuss political reporting) 5/11/04

Celebrity appeal pumps up capital press corps; Reporters came for the star, but many stay for the substance 5/3/04

Commentary: Who did more harm, Jayson Blair or San Francisco's local television news directors? 4/28/04

Analysis: News when voters need it -- 2 TV stations and 2 newspapers began election reporting early. 4 others lagged. 4/13/04

Commentary: A serious failure of journalism -- neglecting to cover the primary vote (Chronicle op-ed) 4/13/04

Analysis: Bay Area TV, papers sit by while voters get spun 4/6/04

Analysis of 2004 primaries: 3 Bay Area newscasts flunk Politics 101; TV, newspapers touched on local races only occasionally before March vote 3/25/04

Commentary: Journalists must provide antidote to toxic campaign ads 3/17/04

Guest commentary: The media become political king-makers (Dean sabotaged) 2/13/04

Analysis: The budget and the mountain lion. Rating Bay Area reporting of the Schwarzenegger budget 1/15/04

A San Francisco mayoral forum unravels, as does one TV station's civic contribution11/ 26/03

Analysis: Papers couldn't resist Schwarzenegger in photos and headlines 11/24/03

Guest commentary: Chronicle sidesteps ethical concerns in San Francisco prosecutor endorsement 10/30/03

The Chronicle responds 10/30/03

Gravity of recall elections should shake up journalists (Bettinger) 8/26/03Comparing coverage of state ballot measures in 2002 to Whipple murder trial 3/27/02

How Bay Area media covered campaign 2000 1/7/01

Why local TV rarely covers politics 1/6/01

Campaign advertisements (boost TV revenues but not coverage) KQED perspective 12/7/00

Why the networks should broadcast the Democratic and Republican national conventions 6/6/00

How Bay Area media covered campaign 1998 1/5/00

Polling

When a poll isn't really a poll 11/11/03

KGO-TV responds 11/16/03

How accurate are Bay Area political polls? 7/5/00

Polls precison is exaggerated 7/23/00

How to read political polls like a pro 8/18/00

Potter, Harry 7/14/00

A story deserving the front page (Michael Antonucci, SJ Mercury News) 7/14/00

Poverty, coverage of (report from "We Interrupt this Message")


Project for Excellence in Journalism

National study in 2000 ranks Oakland's KTVU nation's best 11/10/00

Real Estate coverage (also see advertising)

Is the Mercury News' real estate section news or an ad platform? 10/18/01

Running ads as news in the ANG newspapers 6/20/03

Recommended reading and Web resources

 

Reagan, Ronald

Commentary: Leave canonization to Rome

Posted June 16, 2004

Bay Area papers go all-out for Reagan

Posted June 9, 2004


Remnick, David

Remnick: Blame profit-seeking news media, apathetic public for poor foreign reporting 5/19/04

Don't blame the people; Stanford Prof. Kennedy rebuts Remnick 5/19/04

San Francisco Examiner

Guest Commentaries on the purchase of the Examiner:

San Francisco desperately needs newspaper competition William Wong 2/25/04

Zombie newspaper rises again Rob Morse 2/24/04

Give the Examiner a proper burial Willliam F. Woo 2/24/04

Oops! The moribund Examiner is not dead yet David Burgin
2/23/04

Coverage of Mayor Willie Brown before and after "horse trading" lunch 5/10/00

Editorial Page Editor James Finefrock responds 5/12/00

The Examiner rebuts charges 5/26/00

Consultant Renfrew clears Examiner

Schnurman, Ned

Grade the News advisor Ned Schnurman dies

Posted June 1, 2004

Schwarzenegger, Arnold

Celebrity appeal pumps up capital press corps; Reporters came for the star, but many stay for the substance 5/3/04

Analysis: The budget and the mountain lion. Rating Bay Area reporting of the Schwarzenegger budget 1/15/04

Analysis: Papers couldn't resist Schwarzenegger in photos and headlines 11/24/03

Sept. 11 coverage

Bad news raises news quality 10/4/01

Framing the response to terror as war; propagating propaganda 9/13/01

Sneider, Daniel

Mercury News has only foreign affairs columnist in state -- Daniel Sneider 2/17/04

Sources

Daniel Ellsberg proposes a Pulitzer Prize for whistle-blowing sources 3/22/04

Guest Commentary: When is gossip news? -- Kathryn Wallace 3/4/04

SPJ salon on reporters' refusal to name sources: Should a journalist keep a secret to protect a lawbreaker? 2/9/04

Newspapers shouldn't let top Bush administration sources routinely go off the record 7/15/03

Society of Professional Journalists

Daniel Ellsberg proposes a Pulitzer Prize for whistle-blowing sources 3/22/04

SPJ salon on reporters' refusal to name sources: Should a journalist keep a secret to protect a lawbreaker? 2/9/04

Society of Professional Journalists awards, 2003 10/2/03

Spanish-language news

Local TV news in Spanish: big stories but big problems (KDTV Channel 14) 2/2/04 Versión en español

Sports Coverage

Commentary: When journalism becomes hero worship 4/21/04

Coverage of opening of Pacific Bell Park in SF 4/28/00

Why sports gets more space than any other topic 12/5/02

Television Journalism

Guest commentary: All the news that's fit to sell -- Tony Seton 5/10/04

Anchor banter 8/28/00

How to improve local TV news (former news director's ideas)

trends (Columbia University Panel, 2001) 1/28/01

Tie-in stories (TV stories about prime time shows used to lure audience) 6/25/00

Henry Tennenbaum for the defense 7/15/01

Violence, coverage of (see crime)

 

Wall Street trumps Main Street (profits over public service) 3/31/01


War reporting

On the job with the Chronicle's Anna Badkhen 8/21/03

Ethical codes of journalism and the language of war (Sussman commentary) 6/3/03

Quality of Bay Area newspaper coverage 4/15/03

The first war of the information age 3/27/03

Whipple, Diane 3/27/02

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Maynard Institute
Youth Media Council
Project Censored
New California Media
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter
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