November 6, 2011

Scandal Launches Election to Top Story

PEJ News Coverage Index October 31 - November 6, 2011

The Projectect for Excellence in Journalism did not issue a regular News Index report this week. Instead we published this report which takes an indepth look into the campaign and Herman Cain’s rough week. You can also view the week’s data.

View the week’s Top Ten Story List

View the week’s Top Five Story Charts

 

Top Ten Story Data: October 31 – November 6, 2011

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  29% 
2 Economy  19 
3 European Economy 
4 October Snowstorm 
5 Michael Jackson Trial 
6 Middle East Unrest 
7 Pakistan
8 US Auto Industry 
9 Madoff Banking Scam 

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy  19% 
2 2012 Presidential Election  16 
3 European Economy 
4 Japan Quake/ Tsunami 
5 October Snowstorm 
6 Health Care Debate 
7 Middle East Unrest 
8 Pakistan
9 Joplin Tornado

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  21% 
2 Economy  21 
3 European Economy  15 
4 Michael Jackson Trial 
5 Madoff Banking Scam 
6 US Auto Industry 
7 October Snowstorm 
8 Middle East Unrest 
9 Pakistan 

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  22% 
2 Economy  20 
3 European Economy 
4 October Snowstorm 
5 Michael Jackson Trial 
6 Madoff Banking Scam 
7 Middle East Unrest 
8 Pakistan 
9 Obama Administration 

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  52% 
2 Economy  13 
3 Mexican Drug War 
4 European Economy 
5 Middle East Unrest 
6 Michael Jackson Trial 
7 October Snowstorm 
8 Obama Administration 
9 Iran 

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  33% 
2 Economy  23 
3 European Economy 
4 Afghanistan 
5 Immigration Debate 
6 Mexican Drug War 
7 Health Care Debate 
8 Solyndra Scandal 
9 Middle East Unrest