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Tell the Press to Improves its Coverage of Iraq and Iran

January 2, 2008

The Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID) has just completed a 4-week investigation into the Grand Rapids Press coverage of Iraq and Iran. In both cases the primary sources cited were those of the US administration or US military personnel. The human cost of the war, both in terms of Iraqi civilians and US soldiers received minimal coverage, and the perspectives of anti-war activists and organizations were non-existent. The content analysis of the study shows that the stories that ran in the Grand Rapids Press tended to reflect the perspective of the US administration and take the position that US policy towards Iraq and Iran were promoting democracy.

Send a letter to the Grand Rapids Press demanding better coverage of these major foreign policy issues:

Read the study:

Click to access 010208-gr_press_iraq_iran.pdf

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