Tomorrow, the group Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) is releasing a new study entitled "Poverty of Coverage" which analyzes major television network coverage of poverty over the last 3 years. Among the findings:
- A low amount of coverage of poverty issues – only 58 stories over 3 years among the major TV network news shows. In contrast, Michael Jackson was covered by 69 stories in the same period.
- Hurricane Katrina led to an increase in media coverage of poverty, which soon tapered off after a few months.
- ABC was the worst in terms of reporting poverty the least.
Head to this link tomorrow to find the FAIR report and press release.