ERIC Number: ED181456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Accuracy in News Reporting: A Review of the Research. ANPA News Research Report No. 25.
This report provides a review of literature exploring accuracy in newspaper stories. The findings discussed do not reveal definite reasons for inaccuracy, but several possible error sources are delineated: amount of reporter involvement, type of news, psychological factors (stress, news reporters' fantasies, open/closed-mindedness, tendency to evaluate others by whether they are "like" the reporters), the editorial process, writing style, imprecision of language, and time and competitive pressures. A summary of a research study on "sibling" newspapers--competing newspapers with the same owner--is also included. (AEA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association, Washington, DC.