January 29, 2012

2012 Campaign Heats Up in the Sunshine State

PEJ News Coverage Index January 23-29, 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 23-29, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 33%
2 State of the Union 9
3 Economy 6
4 Pirates of Somalia  4
5 Iran 4
6 Joe Paterno Dies 3
7 Middle East Unrest 3
8 Education System 2
9 China 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 21%
2 Economy 8
3 Apple News 6
4 Education System 6
5 State of the Union 5
6 Pirates of Somalia 5
7 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 4
8 NFL Super Bowl 4
9 SCOTUS Rejects GPS Tracking 4

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 26%
2 Iran 11
3 Economy 8
4 China 6
5 Pirates of Somalia  5
6 State of the Union 4
7 Joe Paterno Dies 3
8 Education System 3
9 Middle East Unrest 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 27%
2 State of the Union 11
3 Pirates of Somalia 7
4 Economy 6
5 AZ Shootings 3
6 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 3
7 Alabama Tornadoes 3
8 Joe Paterno Dies 3
9 Middle East Unrest 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 51%
2 State of the Union 14
3 Economy 4
4 Middle East Unrest 4
5 MS Gov Barbour Pardons Criminals 2
6 AZ Gov Brewer – Obama Confrontation 2
7 US Auto Industry 2
8 Obama Administration 2
9 AZ Shootings 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 41%
2 State of the Union 16
3 Economy 5
4 AZ Gov Brewer – Obama Confrontation 3
5 Obama Military Budget 2
6 European Economy 2
7 Iran 2
8 Education System 2
9 Oscar Awards 1