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SECTION 3

3.1 Overview
3.2 Study Components
3.3 Methodology
3.4 National / political front pages
3.5 Lead story pages
3.6 Site profiles
3.7 Top line results


Submitted by:
A.M. Burton

Submitted to:
School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada),

in part completion of the requirements for the

Master of Journalism

September 2000

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SECTION 3

ONLINE POLITICAL NEWS CONVERAGE
A STUDY OF FIRST BALLOT VOTING IN THE CANADIAN ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP RACE (JUNE 22 - 24, 2000)

3.7  Top Line Results

Political/National Front Pages  

(Note: for Top Line Results on Lead Stories, click here)

Number of CA Stories on FrontPage Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
0 2.5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 29.4 35 0 5 5 12 0 0 0 0 11 2
2 12.6 15 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 2 1 5
3 7.6 9 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1
4 5.9 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
5 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
6 12.6 15 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 4 0 1
7 5 6 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9+ 22.7 27 1 2 0 0 6 6 12 0 0 0
Total 100 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

 

FrontPage Changes Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
all new 16.8 20 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 4 5
edited - more stories 16.0 19 2 3 0 0 3 5 0 4 1 1
edited - same # of stories 21.0 25 0 2 0 7 2 2 7 2 3 0
edited - fewer stories 7.6 9 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1
no change 30.3 36 6 2 8 1 5 3 4 1 3 3
n/a - first download 8.4 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total 100.0 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

 

Ranking of First C.A. Story Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
0 2.5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st 62.2 74 7 7 6 5 9 4 12 10 6 8
2nd 16.8 20 2 0 3 4 3 2 0 0 3 3
3rd 2.5 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
4th 9.2 11 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 0 2 0
5th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6th 2.5 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
7th 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9th or lower 3.4 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 100.0 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

 

# of Photos on FrontPage Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
0 78.2 93 6 10 6 11 10 12 12 3 12 11
1 19.3 23 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 9 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 2.5 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
total 100.0 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

 

FrontPage Interactive Elements Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
none 55.5 66 12 6 12 12 0 2 0 0 12 10
audience poll 12.6 15 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1
chat room 31.9 38 0 2 0 0 12 0 12 12 0 0
Total 100.0 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

 

FrontPage Links to Audio / Video Total
%
Total # NationalPost GlobeandMail TheStar CBC Canoe Excite Yahoo Sympatico AOL Bourque
0 81.5 97 12 12 12 1 12 12 1 12 12 11
1 5.9 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 3.4 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 9.2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Total 100.0 119 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

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