A fertile alternative to the corporate news media.
February 22, 2001
FAIR REPORT: Fear & Favor 2000
In a 2000 Pew Center for the People &
the Press poll of 287 reporters, editors
and news executives, about one-third
of respondents said that news that
"hurt the financial interests" of the media
organization or an advertiser goes unreported.
Forty-one percent said they themselves have
avoided stories, or softened their tone, to
benefit their media company's interests.
Among investigative reporters, a majority
(61 percent) thought that corporate owners
exert at least a fair amount of influence on