Oct 19, 2010

FAIR examines pubcasting in latest issue; NewsHour, Need to Know lack diversity, it says

The November issue of Extra! from FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Media) takes on public broadcasting. There are stories on how the system "is stacked against fulfilling PBS’s mandate," and "Charlie Rose's Elite-Meet-and-Greet." Also, it's the third time since 1995 it's looked at sources on NewHour by gender, nationality, ethnicity, occupation and partisan affiliation; it also examined story choice. This time there's also a look at the new Need to Know  from the program’s debut on May 7 through July 30. In general, FAIR cites a lack of diversity in both shows. Here are FAIR's NewsHour findings from 2006.

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