March 12, 2012

Super Tuesday Gives Election Big Week

PEJ News Coverage Index March 5-11, 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: March 5-11, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 30%
2 Health Care Debate 10
3 Economy 7
4 Iran  7
5 Middle East Unrest 5
6 Japan Quake/Tsunami 3
7 Midwest Winter Tornadoes 3
8 Afghanistan 2
9 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 20%
2 Economy 11
3 Health Care Debate 8
4 Afghanistan 5
5 Education System 5
6 Japan Quake/Tsunami 5
7 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 5
8 European Economy 3
9 China 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 28%
2 Economy 9
3 Iran 8
4 Health Care Debate 6
5 Middle East Unrest 5
6 Midwest Winter Tornadoes 3
7 Obama Administration 2
8 Immigration Debate 2
9 Solar Storm 2012 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 25%
2 Iran 11
3 Midwest Winter Tornadoes 7
4 Economy 5
5 Japan Quake/Tsunami 5
6 Health Care Debate 4
7 Kony 2012 Viral Video 4
8 Middle East Unrest  3
9 NFL Bounty System 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 47%
2 Health Care Debate 11
3 Iran 10
4 Middle East Unrest 8
5 Economy 3
6 Abortion Controversy 2
7 Gas/Oil Prices 2
8 Japan Quake/Tsunami 2
9 Midwest Winter Tornadoes 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 30%
2 2012 Presidential Election 26
3 Economy 9
4 Middle East Unrest 5
5 European Economy 3
6 Peyton Manning News 2
7 Apple News  2
8 WV Coal Mine Accident 1
9 Iran 1