How Fleet Street saw the 60th

May 23, 2008

A new survey of newspaper and radio coverage of Israel’s 60th anniversary of independence has found that The Guardian and The Independent ran the highest number of stories with “negative” comment, while the Daily Telegraph’s comment stories were “half positive and half neutral” towards Israel.

Media-monitoring body Just Journalism analysed 874 editions of 20 publications from January to March this year. It also examined 284 BBC radio broadcasts from the same period.

The survey concluded that there were a large number of breaches of journalistic principles when reporting on Israel, usually due to lack of context by omission of relevant information.

Last updated: 9:48am, May 27 2008