Reporting the Arts II [2003]

Study Summary

Produced By: National Arts Journalism Program, New York: National Arts Journalism Program

Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
  • The Fund for Amateur Art and Performing Art

Author: Szanto, Andras  (National Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University)

Contributor: Tyndall, Andrew   --  research analyst

Abstract (CPANDA): Reporting the Arts II [2003], conducted by the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, analyzed the arts-and-culture coverage by three national newspapers and 17 metropolitan daily newspapers in ten markets (weekday editions, plus Saturday and Sunday editions as applicable) during the month of October 2003. Each article was classified according to the following attributes: prominence in the newspaper, byline (staffer, freelancer, syndicated columnist, or newswire), length, focus (local, national, etc.), type of article, and the artistic discipline covered. The data were collected and analyzed by ADT Research. Funding for the study and report was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, and The Fund for Amateur Art and Performing Art.

Methodology (CPANDA) : This study analyzed a total of 8,747 articles and 4,541 listings from 583 separate issues of 20 newspapers during the month of October 2003. The combined total of articles and listings examined in the study is 13,288. National newspapers included in the study were The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Metropolitan newspapers included in the study were the Charlotte Observer, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Portland Oregonian, Providence Journal, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Jose Mercury News. Cities were selected for inclusion in the study based on their geography and size and an interest in comparing cities with and without established arts scenes, broad arts presence, and newspaper competition.

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Cite the Study or Data Set [APA format]

National Arts Journalism Program. 2004. REPORTING THE ARTS II [2003] [MRDF]. New York: National Arts Journalism Program [producer]. Princeton, NJ.: Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive [distributor]

Cite the Codebook [APA format]

National Arts Journalism Program. 2004. REPORTING THE ARTS II [2003] [codebook file]. CPANDA ed. Princeton, NJ: Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive [producer and distributor].