Professor Bob Franklin
Grant Holders: Professor Justin Lewis & Dr James Thomas
Funded by the BBC, this comparative ananlysis monitored BBC News 24, the ITV News Channel and Sky News and was based on 90 hours of footage. The content analysis examined a number of quantifiable aspects of the coverage, including: story types and range of subjects, story and reporter locations, use of live and recorded interviews, range of voices heard, expertise used, types of correspondent, time devoted to background, analysis and discussion and the use and frequency of live reports. More detailed qualitative analysis looked at the volume and quality of information provided, the use of language, attriburion of sources and the accuracy of the coverage.