January 18, 2012

New Hampshire Primaries Keep Election Coverage Strong

PEJ News Coverage Index January 9-15, 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 9-15, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 41%
2 Economy 6
3 Iran 5
4 Afghanistan 4
5 Obama Administration 3
6 European Economy 2
7 MS Gov Barbour Pardons Criminals 2
8 Middle East Unrest  2
9 NFL Playoffs 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 28%
2 Economy 15
3 Iran 7
4 NFL Playoffs 5
5 Afghanistan 4
6 Supreme Court Actions 3
7 Middle East Unrest 2
8 US Airline Industry 2
9 Obama Administration 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 30%
2 Iran 7
3 Economy 6
4 European Economy 6
5 Obama Administration 6
6 Afghanistan 4
7 Obama Streamlines Commerce & Trade 3
8 Natalee Holloway Disappearance  3
9 Middle East Unrest 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 29%
2 Afghanistan   7
3 Iran 7
4 Alaska Snow  5
5 MS Gov Barbour Pardons Criminals 4
6 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security  4
7 Obama Administration 4
8 Midwest Snowstorm 3
9 Supreme Court Actions 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 67%
2 MS Gov Barbour Pardons Criminals 6
3 Economy   4
4 Iran 4
5 Obama Administration 2
6 Afghanistan  2
7 Obama Streamlines Commerce & Trade 2
8 Pakistan 2
9 European Economy 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 55%
2 Economy 5
3 Russia 3
4 NFL Playoffs 3
5 Obama Administration 3
6 Haiti Earthquake 2
7 Obama Streamlines Commerce & Trade 2
8 Supreme Court Actions  2
9 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1