January 19, 2009

The Hudson Plane Landing Captures Media Attention

PEJ News Coverage Index January 12-18, 2009

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

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January 12-18, 2009

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 New Obama Administration 27%
2 Financial Crisis 13
3 Plane Lands in Hudson 12
4 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 8
5 Gaza Conflict 8
6 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
7 Cold, Freezing Temps 2
8 Blagojevich and Burris 2
9 Madoff banking Scam 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 New Obama Administration 24%
2 Financial Crisis 19
3 Gaza Conflict 14
4 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 4
5 Plane Lands in the Hudson 4
6 Cold, Freezing Temps 3
7 Events in Iraq 2
8 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
9 Afghanistan 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Financial Crisis 23%
2 New Obama Administration 18
3 Gaza Conflict 12
4 Plane Lands in the Hudson 7
5 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 6
6 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 4
7 Events in Iraq 3
8 Madoff Banking Scam 3
9 Russia 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 New Obama Administration 30%
2 Plane Lands in the Hudson 20
3 Financial Crisis 9
4 Cold, Freezing Temps 7
5 Gaza Conflict 5
6 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 4
7 Madoff Banking Scam 2
8 War on Terror 2
9 U.S. Auto Industry 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 New Obama Administration 33%
2 Plane Lands in the Hudson 22
3 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 15
4 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 5
5 Blagojevich and Burris 5
6 Financial Crisis 4
7 Gaza Conflict 3
8 Fugitive Pilot Missing in FL Plane Crash 2
9 Madoff Banking Scam 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 New Obama Administration 36%
2 President Bush’s Last Days in White House 10
3 Plane Lands in the Hudson 9
4 Madoff Banking Scam 5
5 Financial Crisis 3
6 U.S. Auto Industry 2
7 Presidential Election Results 2
8 Gaza Conflict 2
9 Cold, Freezing Temps 1