April 1, 2012

Health Care Reform Challenge Tops the News

PEJ News Coverage Index March 26 - April 1, 2012

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish their regular news index report this week. Instead, PEJ published this campaign report. The NCI data is available here.

 

Top Ten Story Data: March 26 – April 1, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 21%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 18
3 2012 Presidential Election 10
4 Economy 6
5 Record Mega Millions Lottery 3
6 Middle East Unrest 3
7 US Airline Industry 2
8 LA Dodgers Sold 2
9 Afghanistan  2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 20%
2 2012 Presidential Election 10
3 Economy 8
4 Education System 6
5 LA Dodgers Sold 5
6 China 4
7 Middle East Unrest 4
8 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3
9 NCAA Basketball Tournament  3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 21%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 13
3 2012 Presidential Election 12
4 Economy 7
5 Middle East Unrest 5
6 LA Dodgers Sold 3
7 Record Mega Millions Lottery 3
8 Cuba 2
9 China 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 16%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 14
3 US Airline Industry 8
4 Record Mega Millions Lottery 7
5 Economy 6
6 Pope Visits Cuba 4
7 Myanmar Protests/ Unrest  3
8 Iran 3
9 Afghanistan 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Trayvon Martin Shooting 37%
2 Health Care Debate 18
3 2012 Presidential Election 17
4 Afghanistan 4
5 Obama’s Open Mic Remark on Missile Defense 4
6 Record Mega Millions Lottery  3
7 US Airline Industry 2
8 Gas/Oil Prices 2
9 CO Wildfires 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Health Care Debate 37%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 24
3 Economy   5
4 2012 Presidential Election 3
5 CO Wildfires 2
6 Iraq War – Events on the Ground 2
7 Corzine/MF Global Scandal 2
8 US Airline Industry 1
9 Record Mega Millions Lottery 1