Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Author(s): Patrick Merloe; Robert Norris
Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information; Politics
This handbook takes a step-by-step approach to media monitoring. It covers: the importance of determining who controls the media and the difference between state-controlled versus private and broadcast versus print media; issues to address in deciding what media and what subjects to monitor; planning and organization of a media monitoring project; monitoring methodology, including specific instructions for monitoring different types of media; and considerations for the presentation of findings and recommendations.