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notes on news

My biggest ongoing research project involves the RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey.  2016-2017 will be my 23rd year of directing the most widely-cited research in the field.  The survey is conducted in the fourth quarter of each year and released by RTDNA (on its website) in a series of articles each year.  From there, the data finds its way into hundreds of newspapers, magazines and books every year.  One year old (and older) data is now being published here on this site (under RTDNA Research).  Some articles also appear in Electronic News, the official journal of the Electronic News division of the AEJMC.  Click on the RTDNA link above for older data. 

In 2012, I joined about 20 other researchers from across the country, gathering in Bethesda, MD, for a Research Design Meeting for the Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs for the Federal Communications Commission. 

In 2010, I was busy with the FCC studies on the
future of media.  I supplied data directly to the FCC -- as well as to a number of the people who were testifying before the commission and writing the FCC-sponsored reports.

I'm hoping that we'll be able to update the Future of News studies that I've done for RTNDF and the Ford Foundation, but as you can see in the tab on Special Projects, there are always interesting studies to be done.


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