Stanford Law & Policy Review
"Does Local News Measure Up?" will be published in Vol. 18 of the Stanford Law & Policy Review in Spring 2007. The authors of the report are Erica Franklin Fowler, Kenneth Goldstein, Matthew Hale and Martin Kaplan.
October 3, 2006 FCC Testimony
Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan testified at the FCC Media Ownership Hearing at the University of Southern California on October 3, 2006. Listen to the Webcast. Read Commissioner Adelstein's statement.
2006 FCC Testimony
Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan testified at the FCC Media Ownership Hearing on August 31, 2006, in Los Angeles.
Local TV News Coverage
of the 2002 General Election-- July 23, 2003
final report presents analysis from the Lear Center Local News Archive
project. Findings include, for example, that only 44% of broadcasts
contained any campaign coverage at all; less than 30% of campaign
stories included candidates speaking. About half those broadcasts
contained three or more paid political ads, and more than 80% of them
aired at least one ad.
Local TV News Coverage of Politics and the Public Interest Obligations
of Broadcasters -- July 23, 2003
News Archive Principal Investigator Martin Kaplan testified before
the Senate Commerce Committee on the responsibilities of broadcasters
to cover relevant political issues.
Half of Local News Broadcasts Ignored 2002 Midterm Election Campaigns
-- July 23, 2003
half of the top-rated half-hours of local news broadcasts that aired
in the weeks leading up to the 2002 midterm elections did not contain
a single story about the campaign, Local News Archive analysis shows.
Television News Coverage
of the 1998 California Gubernatorial Election-- July 23, 2003
from a study conducted by the Norman Lear Center, written by Martin
Kaplan and Matthew Hale.
The 'Local' in Local
TV is in Danger-- June 2, 2003
an op-ed run in the Christian Science Monitor, Local News
Archive Principal Investigator weighs in on the FCC's plans to relax
media ownership rules.
What Do We Need to
Know?-- April 25, 2003
a Federal Communications Commission hearing, Local News Archive Principal
Investigator Martin Kaplan presented first findings from research
conducted by the Lear Center Local News Archive.
Partner, Reliable Resources, Announces Winners of the Second Annual
Cronkite Awards-- March 17, 2003
that good political coverage can make great television, Reliable Resources
named the winners of the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence
in Television Political Journalism.