January 6, 2008

Campaign Leads Again, But Pakistan is Big News

PEJ's News Coverage Index December 30, 2007 - January 4, 2008

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not issue a News Index report this week.

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December 30, 2007 – January 4, 2008

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 48%
2 Pakistan 9
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 5
4 New Year’s Celebrations 2
5 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
6 U.S. Economy 2
7 Events in Iraq 2
8 Holiday Season 1
9 Hollywood Writers Strike 1

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 37%
2 Pakistan 12
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 5
4 U.S. Economy 4
5 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
6 New Year’s Celebrations 3
7 Events in Iraq 3
8 Health Care Debate 2
9 Holiday Season 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 39%
2 Kenya Elections and Violence 16
3 Pakistan 15
4 New Year’s Celebrations 5
5 U.S. Economy 3
6 Events in Iraq 3
7 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
8 Conflict in Sudan/Darfur 2
9 Sudan Shooting of U.S. Diplomat 1

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 59%
2 Pakistan 8
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 4
4 Events in Iraq 2
5 Holiday Season 2
6 U.S. Economy 2
7 New Year’s Celebrations 1
8 Tiger Escapes in SF Zoo 1
9 Hollywood Writers Strike 1

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 66%
2 Pakistan 3
3 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
4 Escaped Prisoner in MD Shot 2
5 Missing Hiker in GA 1
6 Events in Iraq 1
7 Britney Spears 1
8 Holiday Season 1
9 New Year’s Celebrations 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 47%
2 U.S. Domestic Terrorism 4
3 Pakistan 4
4 Iraq Policy Debate 3
5 Global Warming 3
6 Kenya Elections and Violence 2
7 Don Imus Controversial Comments 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 China 2

December 30, 2007 – January 4, 2008

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 48%
2 Pakistan 9
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 5
4 New Year’s Celebrations 2
5 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
6 U.S. Economy 2
7 Events in Iraq 2
8 Holiday Season 1
9 Hollywood Writers Strike 1

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 37%
2 Pakistan 12
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 5
4 U.S. Economy 4
5 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
6 New Year’s Celebrations 3
7 Events in Iraq 3
8 Health Care Debate 2
9 Holiday Season 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 39%
2 Kenya Elections and Violence 16
3 Pakistan 15
4 New Year’s Celebrations 5
5 U.S. Economy 3
6 Events in Iraq 3
7 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
8 Conflict in Sudan/Darfur 2
9 Sudan Shooting of U.S. Diplomat 1

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 59%
2 Pakistan 8
3 Kenya Elections and Violence 4
4 Events in Iraq 2
5 Holiday Season 2
6 U.S. Economy 2
7 New Year’s Celebrations 1
8 Tiger Escapes in SF Zoo 1
9 Hollywood Writers Strike 1

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 66%
2 Pakistan 3
3 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
4 Escaped Prisoner in MD Shot 2
5 Missing Hiker in GA 1
6 Events in Iraq 1
7 Britney Spears 1
8 Holiday Season 1
9 New Year’s Celebrations 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2008 Campaign 47%
2 U.S. Domestic Terrorism 4
3 Pakistan 4
4 Iraq Policy Debate 3
5 Global Warming 3
6 Kenya Elections and Violence 2
7 Don Imus Controversial Comments 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 China 2