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
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.