February 5, 2012

Romney & Gingrich Lead the News

PEJ News Coverage Index January 30 - February 5, 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 30 – February 5, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 36%
2 Economy 10
3 Afghanistan 5
4 Middle East Unrest 5
5 Facebook News 4
6 Iran 4
7 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds 4
8 NFL Super Bowl 2
9 Soccer Riot in Egypt 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 24%
2 Economy 9
3 Middle East Unrest 8
4 Education System 6
5 Afghanistan 5
6 Facebook News 4
7 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds 4
8 NFL Super Bowl 4
9 Iran  3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 28%
2 Afghanistan 10
3 Economy 8
4 Middle East Unrest 8
5 Facebook News 6
6 Cyberspace Issues 4
7 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds 4
8 Soccer Riot in Egypt 3
9 Iran 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 32%
2 Economy 7
3 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds 6
4 Facebook News 5
5 Iran  4
6 Soccer Riot in Egypt 4
7 Florida Highway Crash 3
8 Afghanistan  3
9 Don Cornelius Dies 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 53%
2 Economy 13
3 Iran 7
4 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds 3
5 Mexican Drug War 2
6 NFL Super Bowl  2
7 Health Care Debate 2
8 Florida Highway Crash 2
9 Pfizer Birth Control Pill Recall 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 47%
2 Economy 12
3 Facebook News 5
4 European Economy 4
5 Health Care Debate 3
6 Energy Debate 2
7 NFL Super Bowl 2
8 Komen Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds  2
9 Middle East Unrest   2