Local TV News Forced to Shift Coverage Focus


by Matthew Lawlor on Oct 2, 2013 | Views: 45 | Score: 0
20052012
Crime2917
Traffic & Weather2529
Human Interest75
Politics73
Sports712
Accidents or Bizarre513
Business38
Broadcasting Topic
% of Coverage
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Matthew Lawlor
Matthew Lawlor on Oct 2, 2013 9:02 PM said:

In order to slow the steady drop in viewership experienced by local TV news broadcasts, producers have shifted focus on the topics covered. Traffic, Weather, and Sports now make up 40% of all local news coverage. Political coverage has been reduced by more than half in the last seven years to 3%. Accident/Bizarre coverage has more than doubled to 13%.