The Pope Meets the Press: Media Coverage of the Clergy Abuse Scandal
Newspaper coverage of the Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal grew more intense this spring than at any time since 2002, and European newspapers devoted even more ink to the story than American papers did, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew Forum. Go to the full report »
See also: an interactive chart showing English-language newspapers' coverage of the scandal since 2002, along with key events that prompted increases in news coverage.
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|June 12, 2010 - Catholic News Agency|
Pew Forum contrasts secular, religious media coverage of abuse scandal