Media Development Foundation, MDF
presents monitoring results on the theme:Coverage of Educational Issues by Georgian Media
. The monitoring was implemented by the journalist – Maka Jaiani within the frame of the project –Media Monitoring – for Professional Media
. The project is supported byOpen Society – Georgia Foundation, OSGF
. Present work represents the analysis of the aired TV stories and articles published on the educational theme during the period from May 15, 2012 to June 15, 2012.
The subjects for the analysis were prime time informational news of 6 TV channels and materials published by 5 newspapers. Namely, the further TV channels:First Channel, Rustavi 2, Imedi, Maestro, Kavkasia, Channel 9
; and the newspapers:Kviris Palitra, Asaval-Dasavali, Qronika, Alia, Rezonansi.
The analysis was carried out following further criteria: the importance of the issue; accuracy; balance; number and specificity of sources; writing style; material structure; quotations; lead; visual material compliance with texts.
The research reviled that Georgian media is interested in educational issues by the average frequency. In addition, in television this interest is limited by news occurred time to time in this sphere. The number of TV stories dedicated to the problematic issues is less than twice. There are the themes that are neglected and are not covered at all by some televisions, and on the contrary the themes taking the time enough to cover two TV stories. The facts of covering of one and the same themes, the lack of critical approach on the one hand and excessive criticism on the other hand towards concrete themes are identified in televisions as well as in printed media. Besides the above listed shortcomings together with the lack of the quality in the part of the newspapers there is observed the problems with the protection of norms of journalistic ethics.
The detailed report can be found in an attached file.
Coverage of Educational Issues by Georgia Media (available in Georgian)