January 18, 2010

Tragedy in Haiti Dominates the News

PEJ News Coverage Index January 11-17, 2010

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

View the week’s Top Ten Story List

January 11-17, 2010

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 41%
2 Economic Crisis 10
3 Obama Administration 5
4 Health Care Debate 4
5 MA Senate Race 3
6 China 2
7 2010 Elections 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 Baseball Steroids Scandal 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 27%
2 Economic Crisis 13
3 China 6
4 Health Care Debate 4
5 Leno Vs Conan 4
6 Education System 3
7 2010 Elections 3
8 Same-sex Marriage Debate 3
9 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 37%
2 Economic Crisis 15
3 Health Care Debate 5
4 Baseball Steroids Scandal 4
5 China 4
6 2010 Elections 3
7 Fort Hood Shooting 3
8 Sarah Palin 2
9 Afghanistan 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 53%
2 Economic Crisis 10
3 Obama Administration 6
4 Leno Vs. Conan 5
5 Afghanistan 4
6 Baseball Steroids Scandal 3
7 Presidential Election Results 1
8 Texting and Driving 1
9 US Auto Industry 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 56%
2 Obama Administration 14
3 Health Care Debate 4
4 Economic Crisis 4
5 Sarah Palin 3
6 Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat 2
7 MA Senate Race 2
8 Yemen 1
9 Missing Persons 1

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Haiti Earthquake 28%
2 MA Senate Race 13
3 Economic Crisis 10
4 Health Care Debate 5
5 2010 Elections 4
6 Mexican Drug War 3
7 US Auto Industry 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 Sarah Palin 2