News expected to be 'normal' in time

ATLANTA: A KEF Media Associates phone and e-mail poll of 50 local

market TV newsrooms predicts that, barring unforeseen breaking news,

television will return to normal news coverage by early to

mid-October.



This would include normal levels of consideration for satellite media

tours, video news releases, and b-roll.



Most newscasters surveyed said the World Trade Center and Pentagon

attacks generated round-the-clock coverage from September 11-14. Most

respondents said their stations returned to regularly scheduled

newscasts by September 17, but that they expected coverage for the next

two weeks to be centered on the attacks.



"Things should be getting back to normal around the beginning of

October," said a Salt Lake City respondent.



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