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Trend Reports

PRIMER-Connecticut periodically prepares a detailed three to six month daily analysis of each news article, editorial and op-ed and presents it to the editor/publisher of the state's largest newspaper for review. This opens the door for an opportunity o personally meet with the editors to discuss the contents of the review. These "Trend Reports," properly developed, effectively sensitize editors and publishers.

PRIMER's August-October 2002 Trend Report

Published in 2003, this report analyzes coverage in the Hartford Courant during the period from August 1-October 31, 2002. It may be viewed in its entirety. Hard copies may be obtained directly from PRIMER-Connecticut. The files are PDF files and may be printed to obtain a report identical to the bound report published by PRIMER.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. August
  4. September
  5. October
  6. Conclusion

PRIMER's April-July 2002 Trend Report

Published in 2003, this report analyzes coverage in the Hartford Courant during the period from April 23-July 24, 2002. It may be viewed in its entirety. Hard copies may be obtained directly from PRIMER-Connecticut. The files are PDF files and may be printed to obtain a report identical to the bound report published by PRIMER.

Table of Contents

  1. The Cover
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction
  5. News Summary
  6. Summary Table 1
  7. Opinion Pages - Summary
  8. Summary Table 2
  9. Conclusions
  10. Appendix A: Review of Middle East News Articles
  11. Appendix B: Review of Opinion Pages

PRIMER's 2001 Trend Report

Published in 2002, this report analyzes coverage in the Hartford Courant during the period from May 1-August 31, 2001. It may be viewed in its entirety. Hard copies may be obtained directly from PRIMER-Connecticut.

Table of Contents

  1. The Cover
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. May
  5. June
  6. July
  7. August
  8. Category Summary
  9. Conclusion



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