Press 2002

Los Angeles Times: “The Media Bias Myth: Liberal? Conservative? It’s not about ideology. The real battle is over the proper role of journalism,” by Neal Gabler, December 22, 2002.

American Journalism Review: “Ads Trump News,” December, 2002.

The Providence Journal-Bulletin article (Providence, RI): “TV or not TV? Forum to examine medium’s coverage,” by Liz Anderson, November 20, 2002.

San Antonio Express-News: “Americans deserve some fresh free air; A new effort to
reduce the cost of political advertising faces long odds, but it’s a battle worth waging,” November 17, 2002.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Scared? You’re Not Alone,” by Neal Gabler, November 17, 2002.

The Washington Post: “All Dough and No Mo’,” by Sally Quinn, November 17, 2002.

The New York Times: “For Eminem, Art is Hype, and Vice Versa,” by Neal Gabler, November 17, 2002.

The Boston Globe: “The Media: An Ad Windfall Raises Fears In Political Coverage,” by Mark Jurkowitz, November 13, 2002.

Television Digest: “McCain Expected to Resume Deregulatory Moves,” Warren Publishing Inc., November 11, 2002.

Newsweek: “Jurassic Park, 2002,” by Howard Fineman, November 11, 2002.

Soapdom.com feature story: “B&B and Y&R Nominated for Health Award; Agnes Nixon Honored,” by Jessica Radloff, November 11, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “In Hannibal Country: Snipers, Anthrax, Child Snatchings. They Reinforce the Post-9/11 Sense that We Now Live in a World of Random Evil,” by Neal Gabler, November 10, 2002.

USA Today: “Judith Light illuminates women’s health,” by Adele Slaughter, November 7, 2002.

The New York Times: “The 2002 Elections: Minnesota; From Big Disadvantage, Republican Gains Victory,” by Jodi Wilgoren, November 7, 2002.

The Kansas City Star: “Celebrities jumping on infomercial bandwagon,” by Brian McTavish, November 6, 2002.

The Courier-Journal: “Political Ads Beat Election Coverage on TV Stations,” by Tom Dorsey, November 6, 2002.

The New York Times: “The 2002 Campaign: Reporters Notebook; A Marathon for the Senate Turns Into a Sprint,” by Jodi Wilgoren, November 4, 2002.

University of Southern California Chronicle: “Local TV News Gives Short Shrift to Candidates, Says Study,” by Steve Rabinowitz, November 4, 2002.

The Washington Times: “Inside Politics: Read a Newspaper,” by John McCaslin, November 4, 2002.

South Bend Tribune: “Study faults TV coverage of local elections,” by Alesia Redding, November 3, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Television Politics: an Advertising Flood, an Information
Drought,” by Steve Lopez, November 3, 2002.

CBS News.com: “Local Stations “Devoting More Time to Political Ads,” by Dotty Lynch, November 3, 2002.

Boston Herald: “In politics, local stations buck the trend,” by Monica Collins, November 3, 2002.

Star-Tribune: “TV Viewers Get Most Local Political Information from Ads, Not News,” November 2, 2002.

Washington Post: “Local TV News and the Elections: Ads Infinitum, but Few Stories,” by Howard Kurtz, November 2, 2002.

CNN Saturday Night news story: “Minnesota Senate Candidates Agree to Debate Monday,” reported by Anderson Cooper and Frank Buckley, November 2, 2002.

Associated Press: “Most coverage during TV news comes in ads, study suggests,” November 2, 2002.

The New York Times: “Airtime for Campaign Ads Analyzed,” by Associated Press, November 1, 2002.

Associated Press: “American TV viewers getting most of their local political info from ads, not news stories,” by Will Lester, November 1, 2002.

Hotline: “CAMPAIGN ’02: This Is Bill Clinton; Press One To Donate $1,000… If You’re Sick Of TV Ads, Don’t Watch Local News,” November 1, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Channeling Patriotism Into the Voting Booth Lear hopes ‘secular revival’ tour featuring historic document will raise turnout at polls,” by Anne-Marie O’Connor, November 1 2002.

Associated Press: “Airtime for Campaign Ads Analyzed,” November 1, 2002.

USA Today article: “Judith Light illuminates women’s health,” by Adele Slaughter, November 1, 2002.

Hartford Courant: “Media Abrogating Responsibility to Cover Elections,” October 31, 2002.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Election Coverage Gets Poll OK,” by Brooks Boliek, October 31, 2002.

Daily Variety editorial: “Political malaise days,” October 30, 2002.

Associated Press: “California TV stations grapple with election coverage,” by Michelle R. Smith, October 29, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: Power play heralds a print coup,” by Tim Rutten, October 26, 2002.

Daily Trojan: “TV Keeping Spotlight Off Political Races,” by Dider Diels, October 25, 2002.

TomPaine.com: “Is This News? Most Stations Aren’t Covering the Election,” October 21, 2002.

Electronic Media: “Study: Stations dropped the ball in election coverage,” October 21, 2002.

Electronic Media: “Democracy on TV: Don’t Blink,” October 21, 2002.

Life & Times Interview (KCET-TV Los Angeles): Pat Mitchell interviews Martin Kaplan about Lear Center Local News Archive, October 21, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “MIA: Election news on TV,” October 17, 2002.

Gannett News Service: “In Politics, TV sound bite becomes a nibble,” October 17, 2002.

Variety.com: “Local Stations Give Elections Short Shrift,” October 17, 2002.

The Washington Times: “Local hopefuls receive little coverage in newscasts,” Jennifer Harper, October 17, 2002.

Daily Variety: “Pols get the hook,” by Pamela McClintock, October 17, 2002.

Chicago Tribune: “Study: Local News Ignores Campaigns,” by Associated Press, October 16, 2002.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Newscasts lack campaign stories, survey says: Local stations around country aired few candidate sound bites,” Associated Press article with contributions for Joanne Weintraub for the Journal Sentinel, October 16, 2002.

Electronic Media: “Election coverage M.I.A.,” October 16, 2002.

The Hotline: “Local News Loves the Govs,” October 16, 2002.

Washington Post: “The America Show: Norman Lear’s Latest Isn’t a Sitcom. He’s Put the Declaration of Independence on Tour,” by William Booth, October 15, 2002.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Plotting a Story, Plotting a War,” by Neal Gabler, September 29, 2002.

KPCC Air Talk radio interview: Larry Mantle interviews Joe Saltzman about the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture project, September 17, 2002.

Interview on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: “Creative Force:” Martin Kaplan is interviewed about HBO’s success and its competitive edge over broadcast television, September 16, 2001.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media; ‘McPaper’ at 20: A Brief List of Successes,” by Tim Rutten, September 6, 2002.

Academe: “The Enclosure of the Academic Commons,” by David Bollier, September-October 2002.

Written By magazine: “The Authors of 9/11: Is the future in the past?” by Neal Gabler, September 2002.

USC Trojan Family Magazine article: “Communicator with a Conscience,” by Diane Krieger, Autumn 2002

Los Angeles Times article: “Regarding Media; As All the Buzz Fizzled, Corporate Synergy Died; Upcoming books seek to detail how CEOs staked the futures of their companies on one word,” by Tim Rutten, August 14, 2002.

The Newshour with Jim Lehrer report: “Advertising Angst: How the advertising crunch is affecting television and print businesses,” reported by Terence Smith, August 5, 2002.

The New York Times: “The Nation: The Illusion of Entertainment; Just Like a Movie, But It’s Not,” by Neal Gabler, August 4, 2002.

The Economist: “Small-screen sparkle,” August 3, 2002.

Lateline news story (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): “Hollywood snubs Australian film,” reported by Susie Smith, July 30, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Anguish and Hope, Then the Miracle: No Bad News,” by Neal Gabler, July 30, 2002.

Daily Variety: “Biz panel promotes civic duty,” by Pamela McClintock, July 12, 2002.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Board aims to inspire kids with TV, entertainment biz,” by Jesse Hiestand, July 12, 2002.

Radio National interview (Australia): Stan Corry interviews Marty Kaplan about America’s efforts to win young Muslim hearts and minds through the wonders of popular culture, July 7, 2002.

Daily News article (Los Angeles): “Change at Vivendi Universal to Have Little Impact on Film Unit, Experts Say,” by Greg Hernandez, July 2, 2002.

Business 2.0 interview: “‘Patents Are Killing Innovation in Silicon Valley’ and other surprising ways that commercialism stifles progress, according to author David Bollier,” by James Lardner, July 1, 2002.

Electronic Media interview: “Quick Takes: How would you change the regulations governing network ownership of programming?,” by Julie Broad, June 24, 2002.

Newsweek Book Review: “The struggle for control of the Internet is a modern version of the range war, says David Bollier,” by Peter McGrath, June 10, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Wasserman Made Old Hollywood into New,” by Neal Gabler, June 5, 2002.

The Connection interview: “The Real World Gone Weirder,” by Dick Gordon, June 3, 2002.

The New York Times: “l Can Recall Movies, but TV Series?; Who Shot J.R.? Who Knows Now. A Series has the Desultory Rhythm of Life, in which the Details Grow Hazy,” by Neal Gabler, June 2, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Mr. Businessman Goes to Washington,” by Neal Gabler, June 2, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media; Inevitably, a Non-Reporter News Anchor,” by Tim Rutten, May 31, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Democrats enjoy Hollywood cash,” by Bill Hillburg, May 28, 2002.

ABC News story: “Era of Blockbusters? Not So Fast; Despite Box Office Records, More Bought Tickets in the Old Days,” Michael S. James, May 20, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Hollywood Shakes Off Fear of Terror Images,” by Dana Calvo and Robert W. Welkos, May 20, 2002.

The New York Times: “Inside Every Superhero Lurks a Nerd,” by Neal Gabler, May 12, 2002.

Associated Press: “Once powerful superagent Michael Ovitz sells management firm,” by Gary Gentile, May 6, 2002.

To the Point Radio Interview: Warren Olney asks Martin Kaplan whether Hollywood is just another defense contractor, May 1, 2002.

Canadian TV News.com: “The Blake drama: it’s no O.J.,” Matt Cowan, May 1, 2002.

Written By: “Show Me the Movie!,” by Neal Gabler, May 1, 2002.

Baltimore Sun: “Robert Blake, the main course,” by David Folkenflik, April 28, 2002.

The Village Voice article: “Other People’s Property: Academics Square Off Against Hollywood on Internet Content,” by Sarah Lai Stirland, April 17, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Speaking Terms: Seeking Words to Express the Shock of Mideast Violence,” by Mary McNamara, April 17, 2002.

The Economist article (U.S. Edition): “To Infinity and Beyond,” April 13, 2002. “Up the Tube,” April 13, 2002.

New York Times: “TV Drama, Pentagon-Style: A Fictional Terror Tribunal,” by Katharine Q. Seelye, March 31, 2002.

USA Today: “Milton Berle has left us, but he left us laughing: Zany comedy of ‘Mr. Television’ defined an era,” by Robert Bianco, March 28, 2002.

New York Times: “Producers Who Measure Profit Against Beautiful Odds,” by Laura M. Holson, March 22, 2002.

Boston Globe: “TV remains dominant source for Americans on medical information,” by M. E. Malone, March 12, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Amid All the Talking, Meaning of ‘PC’ Got Lost,” by Sandy Banks, March 10 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “The Face of Botox Economics,” by Neal Gabler, March 10, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Regarding Media: Shifting From ‘News Values’ to Stock Values,” by Tim Rutten, March 8, 2002.

The New York Times: “Market Place; Disney Woes Force Leader To Confront Hard Questions,” by Laura M. Holson, March 6, 2002.

Baltimore Sun: “Fox News report draws Pentagon denials; Talk on network turns from intelligence to war,” by David Folkenflik, February 27, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Ruling on FCC Turns Up Volume on Media Mergers,” by Brian Lowry, Sallie Hoffmeister, and Times Staff Writers, February 21, 2002.

Today story: Producer Norman Lear discusses with Katie Couric bringing his copy of The Declaration of Independence on the road for people to view, February 8, 2002.

Variety: “Lear’s Olympic spirit; ‘Amadeus’ rocks again,” by Army Archerd, February 8, 2002.

The New York Times: “Seeking Perspective on the Movie Front Lines,” by Neal Gabler, January 27, 2002.

Los Angeles Times: “Class Dismissed,” by Neal Gabler, January 27, 2002.

USA Today op-ed: “How Enron stole center stage,” by Martin Kaplan, January 23, 2002.

Broadcasting & Cable: “Hearst-Argyle Gives Politicians Time Again,” by Paige Albiniak, January 23, 2002.

Profession: “Scientists in the Spotlight: It takes training and effort to sculpt messages that teach the public,” by Myrna E. Watanabe, January 7, 2002.