January 8, 2012

Iowa Caucus Launches 2012 Election Coverage

PEJ News Coverage Index January 2-8, 2012

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available here.

Top Ten Story Data: January 2-8, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 52%
2 Economy 8
3 Iran 4
4 LA Car Arsonist 3
5 Obama Military Budget 3
6 Education System 2
7 Mt Rainier Ranger Killing 2
8 Obama Administration 2
9 Afghanistan 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 41%
2 Economy 10
3 Education System 7
4 Obama Military Budget  5
5 LA Car Arsonist 4
6 Afghanistan 3
7 Iran 3
8 Middle East Unrest 2
9 European Economy 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 42%
2 Economy 8
3 Iran 7
4 Mt Rainier Ranger Killing 5
5 LA Car Arsonist 4
6 Afghanistan 4
7 Iraq War- Events on the Ground 2
8 Casey Anthony 2
9 Education System 1

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 49%
2 Economy 9
3 LA Car Arsonist 5
4 Obama Administration 4
5 Obama Military Budget 4
6 Middle East Unrest 3
7 Education System 3
8 Mt Rainier Ranger Killing 2
9 Iran 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 77%
2 Economy 3
3 Obama Military Budget 3
4 LA Car Arsonist  3
5 Obama Administration 2
6 Iran 2
7 Immigration Debate 1
8 Mt Rainier Ranger Killing 1
9 China 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 53%
2 Economy 10
3 Health Care Debate 6
4 Obama Administration 3
5 North Korean News 3
6 Middle East Unrest 3
7 Energy Debate 3
8 Education System 2
9 US Airline Industry 1