Notes to editors
1. Over a year to September 2001, three BBC news programmes were studied: two on television, the Ten O' Clock News and Newsnight, and one on radio, 5 Live's 8.00am News. This period was chosen to avoid the effects of September 11, which for a while severely disrupted patterns of reporting. The newspaper analysis covered a more recent period, October to December 2002. It included The Guardian, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail, and took account of the different patterns of coverage in news and features pages. The study was limited and should be regarded as indicative rather than definitive.
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