Reporters as Sources: To What Degree Do Broadcast News Personnel Offer Expert Testimony in News Stories?

Rhonda Gibson & Joe Bob Hester [WJMCR 5:1 December 2001] Sections:  Abstract|Introduction|Research Questions|Method|Results|Discussion Abstract This study examines the extent to which broadcast news personnel have taken it upon themselves to interpret the news. Specifically, this study looks at the extent ofspeculation as to the outcomes of events covered in the news and the motivations for actions. […]