What does the American public think of the performance of the news media in covering the events of September 11th and their aftermath, including the anthrax scare and the war in Afghanistan? Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has conducted a nationwide survey of public opinion on these and related questions about the media’s performance. The results will be released and discussed at this event. In addition to Kohut, Tom Rosenstiel of the Project for Excellence in Journalism will present the results of his own recent study comparing television network coverage before and after September 11.
The event is part of the weekly Brookings/Harvard series on “The War and the Press,” conducted by Senior Fellow and media expert Stephen Hess and Marvin Kalb of the Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School of Government.