How U.S. Television Stations are Responding to Digital Conversion

Brad Schultz [WJMCR 5:3 June 2002] Sections:  Introduction|Theory|Results|Discussion|Limitations|Conclusion Introduction According to the Federal Communications Commission and other important industry stakeholders, the transition to digital television continues to move forward full steam ahead. As of January 2003, for example, the FCC indicated that 94% of eligible U.S. television stations had been granted a digital construction permit or […]

Lead Length and Voice in U.S. Newspapers

Gerald Stone [WJMCR 3:2 March 2000] Sections:  Abstract|Introduction|Literature Review|HypothesesMethodology|Results|Conclusions and Readability Abstract Do U.S. newspapers still adhere to the principle of writing short, active-voice leads? Leads in a large sample of staff-written articles averaged 23.5 words regardless of publication frequency, circulation size or whether the story was written on deadline, and about 70% were active-voice. While […]