Compare a day’s coverage of the New York Times, and the Houston Chronicle (available in the library or
on-line). Write a report addressing the types of news covered, the substance of its content, the type of
advertising it carries, the political slant (if any), and the fairness/balance of the editorial page. Research
what company owns each newspaper. Also look at the “newsmakers” (people quoted in the story) —
including gender, age, ethnicity, etc. Be sure to include a reference to the newspaper issues studied (date).
Place most of your focus on the compare/contrast angle; please don’t waste time/space re-telling the
specifics of individual news stories. Be sure to include SCHOLARLY* research to help make sense of your
results (with proper citations).