April 28, 2009

Attention to Terror Tactics Make Major News

PEJ News Coverage Index April 20 - 26, 2009

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

View the week’s Top Ten Story List

April 20 – 26, 2009

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 21%
2 Economic Crisis 18
3 Craigslist Killer 5
4 Obama Administration 5
5 U.S. Auto Industry 4
6 Pakistan 3
7 Summit of the Americas 3
8 Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Troubles 2
9 Events in Iraq 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 26%
2 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 11
3 Obama Administration 5
4 Pakistan 5
5 Immigration 4
6 U.S. Auto Industry 4
7 Health Care Debate 4
8 Swine Flu Outbreak 3
9 Abortion 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 18%
2 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 13
3 Craigslist Killer 9
4 U.S. Auto Industry 5
5 Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Troubles 4
6 Pakistan 3
7 Obama Administration 3
8 Events in Iraq 3
9 Pirates of Somalia 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 20%
2 Craigslist Killer 13
3 U.S. Domestic Terrorism 9
4 U.S. Auto Industry 4
5 Supreme Court Actions 4
6 Myrtle Beach, SC Fires 4
7 Summit of the Americas 3
8 Columbine – 10 Year Anniversary 2
9 Obama Administration 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 43%
2 Economic Crisis 11
3 Obama Administration 5
4 Pakistan 4
5 Energy Debate 3
6 Summit of the Americas 3
7 Craigslist Killer 3
8 U.S. Auto Industry 3
9 Global Warming 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 31%
2 Economic Crisis 11
3 Obama Administration 9
4 Summit of the Americas 5
5 Swine Flu Outbreak 4
6 Cyberspace Issues 4
7 Supreme Court Actions 3
8 Same-sex Marriage Debate 2
9 Events in Iraq 2