Reports

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Reflecting the Government’s Point of View: Grand Rapids Press Coverage of Iraq and Iran

This 4-week investigation into the Grand Rapids Press’ coverage of Iraq and Iran. In both cases the primary sources cited were those of the US administration or US military personnel. The human cost of the war, both in terms of Iraqi civilians and US soldiers received minimal coverage, and the perspectives of anti-war activists and organizations were non-existent. The content analysis of the study shows that the stories that ran in the Grand Rapids Press tended to reflect the perspective of the US administration and take the position that US policy towards Iraq and Iran were promoting democracy.

Study covers the period November 11 – December 9, 2007

Grand Rapids Press Coverage of Latin America

A study examining and analyzing the Grand Rapids Press’ coverage of Latin America over a six-month period.

Study covers the period 02/01/07 – 07/31/07

Local TV News Coverage of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

A study examining the local television media’s coverage the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Study covers the period 08/01/2005 to 11/08/2005

Local TV Primary Election Coverage

Study covers the period 06/27/2005 to 08/01/2005

Local News Election Coverage Spring 2005

Study covers the period 03/29/2005 to 05/02/2005

Hyper-Sexual Content on Local Radio

GRIID reviewed web sites and programming content of the 33 local radio stations in the greater Grand Rapids area. We looked at how women were depicted and treated not only in their programming, but also in their promotional events, merchandise, and various other aspects of their quests to serve public interest.

Study covers the period 01/10/2004 to 03/31/2004

Reporting Official Positions

Local News Coverage of Iraq

Study covers the period 01/12/2004 to 03/12/2004

Roadmap to Nowhere

Local News Coverage of Israel/Palestine

Study covers the period 08/11/2003 to 11/03/2003

An Informed Vote?

Local Election Coverage 2003

Study covers the period 10/06/2003 to 11/03/2003

Un-Reality TV Study

An Analysis of Story Elements in Reality Programming

Study covers the period 09/01/2003 to 10/01/2003

Local Children’s Education TV Study

A Brief Analysis of Children’s Educational Programming

Searching for the Smoking Gun

Local News Coverage of the US War in Iraq

Study covers the period 03/17/2003 to 05/02/2003

Tell Me Who I Am

Race Representation at the Movies

The Big Sell: Product Placement in Movies

Racial Profiling

Study covers the period 09/03/2002 to 11/11/2002

Local Media Coverage of Iraq

Local Media Coverage of Iraq

Study covers the period 9/12/02 to 11/08/02

An Informed Vote?

Local News Coverage – Local Elections 2002

Study covers the period 10/01/2002 to 11/04/2002

An Informed Vote?

Local News Coverage – Primary Elections 2002

Study covers the period 07/08/2002 to 08/05/2002

Lighting Up the Movies

Tobacco Use in Hollywood Films

Study covers the period 01/01/2002 to 06/30/2002

An Informed Vote?

Local News Coverage – Spring School Elections 2002

Study covers the period 05/11/2002 to 06/09/2002

Racial Profiling

Racial Representation on Local TV News

Study covers the period 01/21/2002 to 02/28/2002

Reporting on Terrorism

The US War in Afghanistan on Local TV News

Study covers the period 10/07/2001 to 12/21/2001

Too Often Victims or Perpetrators

Youth Representation on Local TV News

Study covers the period 10/08/2001 to 12/07/2001

An Informed Vote? Primary Election Coverage, September 2001

A Report on Local News Election Coverage

Study covers the period 08/13/2001 to 09/11/2001

An Informed Vote? Election Coverage, Spring 2001

A Report on Local News Election Coverage

Study covers the period 05/12/2001 to 06/10/2001

Women and Local News

Representation of Women and Women’s Issues in local TV news

Study covers the period 03/2001

Racial Profiling

Local TV News Racial Representation for Black History Month

An Informed Vote?

Grand Rapids TV Election Coverage 2000

Study covers the period 10/09/2000 to 11/06/2000

Primary Election Coverage Study

TV news still falls short on informing the public.

Study covers the period July 10, 2000 to August 7, 2000

A View of the World: International News on Local Newscasts

Study covers the period September 1999 to April 2000

Give Us What We Want? TV News and Violence

Study covers the period September 1, 1999 to February 29, 2000

Racial Profiling: TV News and Racial Representation

Study covers the period September 1, 1999 to February 29, 2000

Sins of Omission

Business and Labor Voices in Grand Rapids TV News

Study covers the period 09/01/1999 to 02/29/2000

Community Media Center’s TeleDemocracy Project 1999

A Near Whitewash

Racial representation on the late local news

Study covers the period April 1999

An Informed Vote?

A report on local news election coverage

Study covers the period October 1, 1998 to November 2, 1998

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