Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

December 2002

Publication Source

Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism

Volume

3

Issue

3

Start Page

283

Last Page

307

DOI

10.1177/146488490200300305

Abstract

This article addresses bias in the American press and shows how the inevitability of reporting from a point of view challenges the possibility of a newspaper of record on the Middle East. Examining 30 days of coverage of the Intifada, it both shows that coverage of events varied across three mainstream US newspapers - The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune - and demonstrates that in the case of the newspaper most often called a newspaper of record - The New York Times -coverage varied in distinct ways from other mainstream newspapers. The article thus considers how the Times reputation and influence converge with its record in creating a broader impression about the perspective of the US press on the Middle East.

Copyright/Permission Statement

The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, Vol 3/Issue 3, 2002, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 2002, by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism page: http://jou.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/

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Date Posted: 04 March 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.