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Expert Sitings: Roland Schatz
Roland Schatz is the president of New York-based Media Tenor Ltd., a provider of international media-content analysis (www.mediatenor.com).
Media Tenor is currently analyzing the U.S. media’s coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign, and it’s crucial to have the latest poll results to compare with our own data. The Web site of Public Opinion Online collects the most important U.S. public opinion polls conducted by Harris Interactive, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, and others.
The Center for Public Integrity’s Web site contains analysis on public policy issues around the world, including the annual Global Integrity Report, a report on corruption and accountability in 25 nations. Indices of media ownership are also available.
For more than 25 years, the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) has conducted some of the best media-related research available. The center’s Web archive is an easily accessible resource for, among other things, CMPA’s long-term research on the role of television news in the United States.
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) monitors how the U.S. media cover the Middle East, particularly Israel. Among the site’s most useful functions is an archive of CAMERA’s analysis of stories by all U.S. reporters covering the Middle East.
When I’m looking for experts to interview or studies on the latest global trends, I turn to the Web site of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a rich resource on a diverse range of topics, including globalization and political developments around the world.