March 25, 2012

A Controversial Tragedy Turns Focus to Florida

PEJ News Coverage Index March 19-25, 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 19-25, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Trayvon Martin Shooting  19%
2 2012 Presidential Election 17
3 Afghanistan 9
4 Economy 6
5 French Jewish School Shooting 5
6 Health Care Debate 5
7 SCOTUS Actions  2
8 Education System 2
9 Middle East Unrest 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 12%
2 Education System 9
3 Economy 9
4 Trayvon Martin Shooting 8
5 Health Care Debate 6
6 Afghanistan 6
7 SCOTUS Actions 4
8 European Economy 4
9 NFL Bounty System  3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 15%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 15
3 Afghanistan  13
4 French Jewish School Shooting 11
5 Economy 5
6 Middle East Unrest 3
7 Health Care Debate 3
8 Apple News 2
9 NFL Bounty System 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  14%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 13
3 Afghanistan 12
4 Health Care Debate 6
5 Economy 6
6 French Jewish School Shooting 4
7 Global Warming 3
8 SCOTUS Actions 3
9 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Trayvon Martin Shooting 34%
2 2012 Presidential Election 27
3 Afghanistan 6
4 Economy 4
5 Health Care Debate 3
6 French Jewish School Shooting 3
7 Acapulco Earthquake 3
8 Energy Debate 2
9 Middle East Unrest 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Trayvon Martin Shooting 25%
2 2012 Presidential Election 18
3 Health Care Debate 11
4 Keystone Oil Pipeline 6
5 Economy 5
6 Gas/Oil Prices 4
7 French Jewish School Shooting 4
8 Afghanistan 3
9 SCOTUS Actions 3