December 22, 2009

Health Care Leads the Week, But Economy and Climate Stay Strong

PEJ News Coverage Index December 14-20, 2009

Due to inclement weather, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is not publishing a full Weekly News Index report for December 14 – 20. PEJ is, however, making the data available.    

View our Top Ten Story List.

Top Ten Story Data by Sector: December 14 – 20, 2009

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 22%
2 Economic Crisis 14
3 Global Warming 11
4 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
5 Holiday Season 2
6 Iran 2
7 Tiger Woods 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 Obama Administration 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economic Crisis 19%
2 Health Care Debate 10
3 Global Warming 8
4 Holiday Season 7
5 Education System 4
6 Pollution, Emissions, Going Green 3
7 Immigration 3
8 Afghanistan 3
9 Iran 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Global Warming 19%
2 Health Care Debate 15
3 Economic Crisis 11
4 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 6
5 Iran 4
6 Afghanistan 3
7 Pakistan 3
8 Microsoft Fined by EU 3
9 Events in Iraq 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 18%
2 Global Warming 12
3 Economic Crisis 10
4 Goldman Custody Battle 6
5 Tiger Woods 6
6 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3
7 Missing Mt. Hood Climbers 3
8 East Coast Winter Storm 2
9 Iran 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 35%
2 Economic Crisis 13
3 Global Warming 8
4 Obama Administration 4
5 Events in Iraq 3
6 Tiger Woods 2
7 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
8 Missing Persons 2
9 Iraq Homefront 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 37%
2 Economic Crisis 15
3 Global Warming 11
4 Obama Administration 4
5 Pollution, Emissions, Going Green 2
6 Iran 2
7 Afghanistan 1
8 Mexican Drug War 1
9 Israeli/ Palestinian Conflict 1