April 22, 2012

General Election Takes Shape

PEJ News Coverage Index April 16-22, 2012

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish their regular news index report this week. However, the NCI data is available here.

 

Top Ten Story Data: April 16-22, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 17%
2 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 9
3 Trayvon Martin Shooting 7
4 Afghanistan 7
5 Economy 6
6 Dick Clark Dies 6
7 GSA Conference Spending Scandal 3
8 Middle East Unrest 2
9 China 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 14%
2 Dick Clark Dies 8
3 Education System 6
4 2012 Presidential Election  6
5 China  4
6 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 4
7 Afghanistan 4
8 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3
9 Oil Rig Explosion 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 11%
2 2012 Presidential Election 11
3 Afghanistan  10
4 Dick Clark Dies 6
5 Norway Explosion & Shooting 5
6 Trayvon Martin Shooting 5
7 Economy 5
8 China 4
9 Middle East Unrest 4

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 15%
2 2012 Presidential Election  12
3 Dick Clark Dies 6
4 Afghanistan 6
5 NASA/Shuttle Missions 4
6 Etan Patz Cold Case 4
7 Trayvon Martin Shooting  3
8 GSA Conference Spending Scandal 3
9 Mid-April Midwest Tornadoes 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 32%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 13
3 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 10
4 Dick Clark Dies 7
5 GSA Conference Spending Scandal 6
6 Afghanistan 5
7 Economy 3
8 Middle East Unrest 3
9 Etan Patz Cold Case  2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 28%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 13
3 Economy 7
4 Afghanistan 6
5 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 5
6 Sept. 11 Commemorations 5
7 China 3
8 Oil Rig Explosion 3
9 GSA Conference Spending Scandal 2