February 12, 2012

Election and Unrest in Syria Top the News

PEJ News Coverage Index February 6-12, 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: February 6-12, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 22%
2 Middle East Unrest 13
3 Economy 10
4 Health Care Debate 9
5 Susan Powell Missing 4
6 European Economy 3
7 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 3
8 LA School Sex Abuse Scandal 2
9 Iran 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy  20%
2 2012 Presidential Election 15
3 Middle East Unrest 7
4 Education System 6
5 LA School Sex Abuse Scandal 4
6 European Economy 3
7 Afghanistan 3
8 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 3
9 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 20%
2 Middle East Unrest 14
3 Economy 12
4 Susan Powell Missing 7
5 Health Care Debate  5
6 European Economy 4
7 Energy Debate 2
8 LA School Sex Abuse Scandal 2
9 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 17%
2 Middle East Unrest 15
3 Health Care Debate  9
4 European Economy 7
5 Susan Powell Missing 7
6 Economy 5
7 NFL Super Bowl 5
8 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 4
9 Terror Threats’ Homeland Security 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 33%
2 Middle East Unrest  16
3 Health Care Debate 15
4 Economy 6
5 CPAC 2012 3
6 Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad 3
7 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 3
8 Iran 3
9 LA School Sex Abuse Scandal 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 23%
2 Health Care Debate 21
3 Middle East Unrest 10
4 Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad 7
5 Iran 5
6 Obama Administration 2
7 NFL Super Bowl 2
8 European Economy 2
9 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 2