January 22, 2012

2012 Campaign Coverage Heads South

PEJ News Coverage Index January 16-22, 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 16-22, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 41%
2 Italian Cruise Ship Crash 10
3 Economy 5
4 Online Piracy Legislation 5
5 MLK Jr Holiday/ Remembrances 3
6 Afghanistan 2
7 Middle East Unrest 2
8 Keystone Oil Pipeline 2
9 Iran 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 25%
2 Economy 9
3 Online Piracy Legislation 6
4 Middle East Unrest 6
5 Afghanistan 3
6 European Economy 3
7 Same-Sex Marriage 3
8 Myanmar Protests/ Unrest 3
9 Italian Cruise Ship Crash 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 36%
2 Italian Crusie Ship Crash 12
3 Online Piracy Legislation 7
4 Cyberspace Issues 3
5 Keystone Oil Pipeline 3
6 Immigration Debate 3
7 Economy 3
8 Afghanistan 2
9 MLK Jr Holiday/ Remembrances 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 30%
2 Italian Cruise Ship Crash 19
3 Economy 8
4 MLK Jr Holiday/ Remembrances 5
5 Middle East Unrest 3
6 Northwest Snowstorm  2
7 Haiti Earthquake 2
8 2012 Non-Presidential Election 2
9 Afghanistan 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 64%
2 Italian Cruise Ship Crash 11
3 Iran 4
4 Online Piracy Legislation 3
5 Economy 3
6 Scott Walker Recall Efforts 2
7 Keystone Oil Pipeline 1
8 Afghanistan 1
9 MLK Jr Holiday/ Remembrances 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 50%
2 Scott Walker Recall Efforts 5
3 Economy 4
4 MLK Jr Holiday/ Remembrances 4
5 Health Care Debate 3
6 China 3
7 Italian Cruise Ship Crash 2
8 Online Piracy Legislation 2
9 Haiti Earthquake 2