December 28, 2009

Health Care Coverage Dominates the News

PEJ News Coverage Index December 21-27, 2009

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

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December 21-27, 2009

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 27%
2 Economic Crisis 9
3 Holiday Season 5
4 Goldman Custody Battle 5
5 Afghanistan 3
6 East Coast Winter Storm 2
7 Iran 2
8 NWA Terror Plot 2
9 Obama Administration 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 20%
2 Economic Crisis 15
3 Holiday Season 9
4 NWA Terror Plot 7
5 Education System 4
6 Mexican Drug War 3
7 US Airline Industry 3
8 East Coast Winter Storm 2
9 War on Terror 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 22%
2 Economic Crisis 9
3 Holiday Season 7
4 Balloon Boy Falcon Heene 4
5 Midwest Winter Storms 3
6 Afghanistan 3
7 Goldman Custody Battle 3
8 East Coast Winter Storm 2
9 Iran 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 20%
2 Goldman Custody Battle 11
3 DC Plane Overshoots Jamaican Runway 7
4 Economic Crisis 7
5 Holiday Season 6
6 Afghanistan 5
7 East Coast Storm 5
8 Midwest Winter Storms 4
9 Iran 3

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 37%
2 Goldman Custody Battle 9
3 Economic Crisis 8
4 Obama Administration 6
5 Iran 3
6 Iraq War Homefront 3
7 East Coast Winter Storm 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 2010 Elections 2

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 42%
2 Economic Crisis 7
3 Afghanistan 5
4 Holiday Season 4
5 Global Warming 4
6 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 3
7 Midwest Winter Storms 1
8 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 1
9 Iraq War Policy Debate 1