Local Ad Time Vs. News Time: News Loses

by Wayne Friedman
In a year when local TV stations amassed record billions in political ads, some are also airing less political news in their TV newscasts than ever before. But a University of Wisconsin NewsLab study says that actual political news is getting short shrift, while TV political messages are having a record year. In the midterms alone, $2 billion was spent on election advertising. – Read the whole story

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