Journal article

Tobacco in the news: an analysis of newspaper coverage of tobacco issues in Australia, 2001

R Durrant, M Wakefield, K McLeod, K Clegg-Smith, S Chapman

Tobacco Control | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent and nature of newspaper coverage of tobacco related issues in Australia in 2001. DESIGN: Content analysis of newspaper articles. SUBJECTS: All articles (n=1188) at least seven lines long and containing at least one paragraph focused on tobacco in all major Australian national and State capital city newspapers (n=12) in 2001. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of articles, month of publication, State in which newspaper published, prominence of article, type of article, article theme, and slant of article relative to tobacco control objectives. RESULTS: The number of tobacco articles varied considerably in different months over the course of the year, from a low of 5..

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