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Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA - Volume 2005, Issue 1, 2005
Volume 2005, Issue 1, 2005
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 6 –7 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... 6 well as their campaign. Labour's election victory on May 5th obviously could not change much about the critical stand of the media - while Tony Blair was still in the process of reshuffl ing his cabinet, the British press already speculated on the date of his resignation. Global back-country circus around Rumsfeld Chattanooga, Tennessee. A correspondent of the provincial newspaper Chattanooga Times Free Press from Tennessee has made headlines worldwide. International newspapers covered the criticism in detail that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had to face during a visit of the troops in Kuwait: "Soldiers complain about Rumsfeld", ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 8 –10 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... T he day after the elections in Iraq, the European media rejoiced: "Millions of Iraqis defy terrorism", was the cover story of the Frankfurter Rundschau on January 31st, 2005. The headlines of S?ddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Lib?ration, Independent and Financial Times read similarly, while the Guardian commented on its cover page: "Iraq welcomes the brave new world of democracy." Many readers and viewers may have been surprised by those headlines: Only two weeks before the election, the European media had severely questioned its legitimacy and secure organization. They did this in opposition to their colleagues at Arab media organizations, such ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 12 –15 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Politics: Coverage of presidential campaign Contest lacks content T he campaign coverage of US network news offered voters little information on the candidates' positions on issues, while speculating to no end on the horse race. Even after the presidential debates, which turned out to be rich in content, journalists quickly took the focus away from factual political issues such as the state of the economy. The 2004 campaign coverage by the US media smoothly followed a long established trend: Journalists trailed the campaign primarily as observers along the race track, interpreting the candidates' actions as tactical moves and putting ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 16 –17 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Politics: Media image of George W. Bush Rice can be good for you Media Tenor Quarterly Journal 1/2005 16 T he US media have followed President Bush into the start of his second term relatively modestly, as is shown by a long-term Media Tenor analysis. Although coverage in the prime time news of the three big networks ABC, NBC and CBS continued to be predominantly negative during the fi rst quarter of 2005, it was signifi cantly better than a year before, at the beginning of the election year. Yet, Bush has not reached the positive media image of ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 18 –19 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Links: http://www.zdf.de/ ZDFde/inhalt/7/ 0, 1872, 2265287, 00.html http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ 9d3b32bc-bfe8-11d9-b376- 00000e2511c8.html http://www.travelagentcen tral.com/travelagentcentral/ article/articleDetail.jsp?id= 158388 The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Transatlantic Trends www.transatlantictrends. org The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press http://people-press.org/ HarrisInteractive http://www. harrisinteractive.com/ The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations http://www.ccfr.org/ US Congress www.house.gov www.senate.gov Thomas legislative information on the internet http://thomas.loc.gov/ "The US is losing billions of dollars as international tourists are deterred from visiting the US because of a tarnished image overseas and more bureaucratic visa policies, ..." FT, 09.05.2005 George W. Bush at least begins to see the light: ..
Author Mark GlaserSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... T he term "monitoring the media" has become so politicized in the United States that we instantly assume it has something to do with the obvious or ridiculous notion - depending on your political orientation - that there's a liberal media bias. But there are many other reasons to monitor the media, whether it's to track the way the media infl uences events or to track the treatment of journalists working at huge corporate behemoths. While the Web has given numerous media watchdogs global reach, two groups in particular are using the Internet's reach and interactivity to bring international ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 21 –23 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... T he 2004 Media Tenor Online Award was dominated by major US publications. Two out of the top three award winning online media are based in the United States: The Washington Post and New York Times left most of their competitors behind. So would it be fair to say that the virtual Gaul is occupied by the US media? Not entirely, since there is strong resistance in Hamburg: On the one hand, the German fl agship Spiegel Online gave a riveting fi nish in the race for the top position, just as in previous years. And on the other ..
The Internet was not a medium of the protesting Ukrainians : Orange Revolution without the Net? : InternetSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 24 –25 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Internet: Ukraina Not only the real world, but also the virtual Internet community discovered the Ukraine in the course of the "Orange Revolution" last fall. During the oligarchic nineties, only few people outside of the country had been interested in it, but 12 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the campsites on Independence Square in Kiev suddenly turned into more than just marginal news. Comparing how often certain terms appeared in newsgroups registered by Google Groups, shows that the upsurge of attention was especially high in the German-speaking online community. However, posts often refl ected opinions opposed ..
Computer games are associated with violence. The media contribute to this through their selection of images. A disparaged industry is technically sophisticated : societySource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 26 –27 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Computer games are part of everyday culture, receiving an overall positive media image. This becomes obvious when looking at the average media coverage in a time period without any extraordinary events, such as the third anniversary of the violence in the school of the German city Erfurt on April 26th. Nevertheless, computer games are associated with violence. The media contribute to this image through their choice of graphics. This is the result of a Media Tenor analysis, which, in the time period between July 2003 and June 2004, examined the topical structure of 274 articles on the products of ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 28 –29 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... F amily related policy is still an insignifi cant topic for the media, two years after the last election. While health as a topic has seen an increase in coverage since 2002, families and children in general have been covered less and less. During this continuous period of lack of reports, print media and TV news programmes portray "one big family". Between 2001 and 2004, family related policy had on average only a 7% share of reporting on the social state of the nation in Germany (Graph 1). Against the background of demographic change, a lack of childcare for ..
Coverage on Europe in German newspapers and TV news 1998 - 2004 : Europe - a quantité négligeable : societySource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 30 –33 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Media Tenor Quarterly Journal No. E uropean integration has not quite arrived at the editors' doorsteps. Never since 1998 has coverage on the European Union made up more than 9 percent of total coverage in the seven prime time news programs and the fi ve national newspapers analyzed. On average it was as low as 5.5 percent throughout the seven years. The EU or one of its institutions are the focus of 4.4 percent of coverage - mostly portrayed from a German perspective. In another 1.1 percent German politics dominates, however with a reference to European integration. As a ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Economy: German companies in the US-media Surf or sink Media Tenor Quarterly Journal 1/2005 35 M ost German corporations are barely noticed by the US media. This is the result of a Media Tenor analysis of the company coverage in six US media from January until October 2004. Daimler Chrysler and Deutsche Bank received the highest scores in media presence. However, the fi rst, thanks to Chrysler, had a home advantage, while the latter primarily stood out with "bad news". Apart from these two exceptions, German corporations did not offer much news value to the Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek ..
For Eliot Spitzer, media presence is a fundamental part of his strategy : presence is the best insurance plan : businessSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 36 –37 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... S ince 2001, the New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has been keeping companies on both sides of the Atlantic on their toes. He is systematically looking for confl icts of interest within companies and their customer relationships, which, from the public's point of view, appear like the cancerous ulcers of Capitalism. While simultaneously (or previously) informing the leading media, he initiates publicity rich investigations against the companies concerned. The strategy aims at building up a high reputational pressure against the companies, in order to bypass court cases and force expensive settlements. A side effect: Some chief executives ..
International comparison of reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility : credibility of CSR : businessSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 38 –39 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Business: CSR Report Credibility of CSR I f CSR is business driving economic growth, while behaving ethically and improving the quality of life of its workforce and society as a whole, then many opinion leading media have reported on CSR cynically indeed. It is startling to look at how much more negatively companies, for example in the U.S. (Figure 1), are perceived on issues around credibility and accountability versus business results. Although business results were reported on in a generally positive fashion, especially towards the end of 2003, there was still a very negative undertone in the media, driven ..
Source: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 40 –41 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Links: www.aqresearch.com www.medientenor.de www.starmine.com M edia content analysis can provide valuable information to investors. It can measure and predict the infl uence that analysts exert on share prices. Up until now, we have been able to demonstrate this for short-term investment strategies in a 3-day-pattern. But the Media Tenor model portfolio also passes the test for longer-term investment and can therefore serve as a tool for a successful investment strategy that aims at a longer horizon. Even at a 6-week-cycle over a time period of 6 or 10 months respectively, the Media Tenor model portfolio outperformed the market. ..
European election 2004 : topics and protagonists in TV news : Europe, a continent of media diversity : media profileSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 44 –47 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... T elevision is supposed to be window to the world. Nevertheless, European news continues to be dominated by national protagonists. Among EU countries, only Germany, Austria, Great Britain and Slovakia are an exception, but even here the share of non-national protagonists barely exceeds 50%. This is the result of an analysis on television news in 22 old and new EU countries, which Media Tenor conducted in collaboration with the Universities of Amsterdam and Twente, Texas Tech University in Lubbock and Emory University in Atlanta on the occasion of the 2004 European election. The analysis has shown that, with regard ..
Czech TV emerges as winner of the 5th Media Tenor Award for Diversity in International TV : freedom leads to more diversity on TV : media profileSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 48 –51 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... The question about quality in television and the duties of public broadcasters compared to private broadcasters is not new. In Germany for instance, growing criticism towards the public broadcaster in terms of its content is emerging, particularly in terms of a more commercial alignment, thereby neglecting the provision of news and information as regulated in its given mandate. In South Africa, since the appointment of Snuki Zikalala, former spokesperson of the Department of Labour in April 2004, growing opposition towards the public broadcaster SABC has now led to a formal call by independent institutions for an inquiry into the ..
The Wall Street Journal Europe wins the Media Tenor Award for diversity : more perspectives : media profileSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 52 –53 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Q uality can be measured, and the Media Tenor Award for the business press clearly shows this. Readers tend to value a more diverse coverage. The Wall Street Journal, for example, has caught up in many areas between July 2003 until June 2004. Information in the media is based on several aspects. Aside from topicality and uniqueness, its relevance plays a primary role. It goes without saying that the information has to be factually correct, which should be guaranteed through scrupulous research and an institutionalized control process. Not all of these quality factors can be measured by looking at ..
On the impact of terror-news on the German economy : assessing the cost of terrorism : media profileSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005, pp 54 –56 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... M easuring the cost of terrorism is never an easy task-even when restricted to the narrow realm of economic costs. Nevertheless, a growing literature is producing evidence that acts of terror bear signifi cant economic costs in addition to the suffering and uncertainty that is commonly associated with terrorism. In a recent survey, Frey et al. (2004) discuss a small but growing number of empirical studies that report results along these lines for specifi c areas such as tourism, foreign direct investment, domestic investment, stock markets, foreign trade, and general economic activity. Other papers focus on the repercussions for ..
Author Matthias VollbrachtSource: Media Tenor International - now incorporating Media Tenor SA 2005 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... Media Tenor Interview "Mood swings become more important" Media Tenor: Where do you see forwardlooking fi elds in macroeconomic research? Jan-Egbert Sturm: We should increasingly look at the feedback between what is academically important and politically relevant, such as the question how the moods of business and macroeconomic developments relate to one another. So far, this fi eld of research has not been suffi ciently looked at, neither theoretically nor empirically. Media Tenor: What is the added value of using not only indicators from reality, but also from "media reality"? Jan-Egbert Sturm: Macroeconomists increasingly use utility functions to explain ..