Holding the News Media Accountable

December 1, 2003 • Ethics and Quality • by

Journal and Mass Communication Quarterly, Nr.4/80. Vol., 2003, pp. 818-832
A Study of Media Reporters and Media Critics in the United States
The last decade has witnessed a significant, albeit understudied, increase in media reporting and media criticism in the U.S. news media. An exploratory study of leading media reporters and media critics in the United States indicates that these journalists have considerable potential as instruments of media self-regulation. Their impact on other media professionals, however, is partially left unexploited, mainly because of the peer orientation of media critics and media reporters.

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