Sorry, Fox-haters: MSNBC runs more opinionated programming than its conservative cable-news counterpart, according to a Pew study. Fox News still runs more opinionated coverage than straight news, but that's 55% opinion to 45% news, as compared to 85% opinion and 15% reporting at MSNBC, reports Mediaite. Pew found that of the three cable news giants, only CNN runs mostly straight news (54%). Pew also found that:
- Live-event coverage has fallen in daytime programming, from 33% in 2007 to 23% in 2012, while airtime for interviews has jumped from 39% to 51%.
- Story length has fallen sharply since 1998-2002, from 31% of stories lasting more than a minute to only 20% exceeding a minute in 2012.
- Time given to traffic, weather, and sports has risen from 32% in 2005 to 40% in 2012.
Click for Pew's full study.