The Impact of Beat Competition on City Hall Coverage

  title={The Impact of Beat Competition on City Hall Coverage},
  author={Stephen Lacy and David Coulson and Charles St. Cyr},
The study used a survey of newspaper city hall beat reporters to explore the impact of newspaper and television news competition on their coverage of city hall. Newspaper competition was much more likely to affect content than TV news competition, but TV can have an impact on some reporters, especially in the absence of newspaper competition. Competition was related to reporters having less time for in-depth stories, reporting unimportant stories and, to a lesser degree, an increase in… CONTINUE READING