December 29, 2007

Presidential Race Remains Top Story

PEJ News Coverage Index December 23-28, 2007

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publishing a full Weekly News Index report for November 22-28, 2007. PEJ is, however, making the data available.

View the week’s Top Ten Story List

Top Ten Story Data, December 23-28, 2007

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids 24%
2 Pakistan 18
3 Holiday Season 8
4 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 6
5 Tiger Escapes SF Zoo 5
6 US Economic Numbers 4
7 Iraq War – Homefront 2
8 Midwest Snowstorm 1
9 Immigration 1

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids  17%
2 Pakistan 11
3 Holiday Season 8
4 US Economic Numbers 7
5 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 7
6 Iraq War – Homefront 4
7 Immigration 3
8 Health Care Debate 3
9 Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids 16%
2 Pakistan 15
3 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 11
4 Tiger Escapes SF Zoo 10
5 Holiday Season 8
6 US Economic Numbers 6
7 Midwest Snowstorm 4
8 WA Xmas Eve Murders 3
9 Panama Plane Crash 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids 20%
2 Pakistan 19
3 Holiday Season 13
4 Tiger Escapes SF Zoo 8
5 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 5
6 US Economic Numbers 4
7 Panama Plane Crash 2
8 Midwest Snowstorm 2
9 Global Warming 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids 42%
2 Pakistan 25
3 Tiger Escapes SF Zoo 7
4 Holiday Season 3
5 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 2
6 Panama Plane Crash 1
7 Immigration 1
8 Iraq War – Homefront 1
9 Missing Girl in Portugal 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Presidential Bids 19%
2 Pakistan 19
3 Holiday Season 7
4 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 6
5 Global Warming 4
6 Iran 4
7 Iraq War – Policy Debate 3
8 Tiger Escapes SF Zoo 3
9 US Economic Numbers 2