Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
"A public service created by the American cable industry:
To provide C-SPAN's audience access to the live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided -- all without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view;
To provide elected and appointed officials and others who would influence public policy a direct conduit to the audience without filtering or otherwise distorting their points of view;
To provide the audience, though the call-in program, direct access to elected officials, other decision makers and journalists on a frequent and open basis; and
To employ production values that accurately convey the business of government rather than distract from it; and to conduct all other aspects of its operations consistent with these principles."
www.c-span.org (accessed Aug. 2006)
50 million viewers (2004 Pew Research Survey of News Audiences)