Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Jennifer J. Fleming
The Fox News Channel is a 24-hour cable and satellite news channel based in the United States. Fox News has become an influential player in global information since its launch in October 1996. Most of Fox News's 16 hours of live programming on weekdays, and 27 hours on weekends, are produced at its New York City headquarters. As of January 2009, Fox News is available in roughly 90 million U.S. homes, and in more than 50 countries. Competitors include CNN and MSNBC. Fox News is often at the top of many cable news ratings categories, making it the most successful U.S. cable news operation in terms of domestic audience size and loyalty. At the same time, Fox News is arguably the most conservative and controversial cable news organization. Many critics suggest Fox News is tailor-made for Republican audiences and that its journalists are anything but objective. Regardless, the channel's opinionated ...