November 30, 2009

Economic News Eclipses Afghanistan and Health Care

PEJ News Coverage Index November 23-29, 2009

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

View the week’s Top Ten Story List

November 23-29, 2009

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 17%
2 Afghanistan 10
3 Health Care Debate 9
4 White House Party Crashers 5
5 Global Warming 3
6 Thanksgiving Holiday 3
7 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
8 Iran 2
9 Holiday Travel 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 19%
2 Afghanistan 11
3 Global Warming 6
4 Health Care Debate 5
5 Thanksgiving Holiday 4
6 Pollution, Emissions, Going Green 3
7 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
8 US Auto Industry 3
9 Holiday Season 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 16%
2 Afghanistan 10
3 Health Care Debate 7
4 White House Party Crashers 6
5 Iran 6
6 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 5
7 Global Warming 4
8 Holiday Season 3
9 Holiday Travel 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 16%
2 Afghanistan 12
3 White House Party Crashers 8
4 Health Care Debate 8
5 Crib Recall 7
6 Global Warming 3
7 Holiday Travel 2
8 Thanksgiving Holiday 2
9 Obama Administration 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 14%
2 Economic Crisis 13
3 Afghanistan 13
4 Sarah Palin 6
5 White House Party Crashers 5
6 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 4
7 Holiday Travel 2
8 Tiger Woods 2
9 Thanksgiving Holiday 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 21%
2 Health Care Debate 13
3 US Auto Industry 6
4 Swine Flu 5
5 Thanksgiving Holiday 5
6 Obama Administration 4
7 Global Warming 3
8 Afghanistan 3
9 Fort Hood Shootings 2