April 29, 2012

Romney & Obama Eye November

PEJ News Coverage Index April 23-29, 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 23-29, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 20%
2 Economy 8
3 Immigration Debate 6
4 Education System  4
5 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 4
6 John Edwards Scandal 4
7 NOTW Hacking 3
8 China 3
9 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 12%
2 2012 Presidential Election 8
3 Middle East Unrest 8
4 Immigration Debate  7
5 Education System 7
6 China 7
7 Afghanistan 6
8 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 5
9 European Economy  3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election  15%
2 Economy 10
3 Immigration Debate 8
4 NOTW Hacking 7
5 John Edwards Scandal 4
6 Education System 4
7 Charles Taylor War Crimes Trial 3
8 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3
9 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 11%
2 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal  10
3 John Edwards Scandal 9
4 Economy 7
5 NOTW Hacking 4
6 Trayvon Martin Shooting 4
7 Immigration Debate 3
8 China 3
9 Osama Bin Laden Killed 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 42%
2 Economy 7
3 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 6
4 Immigration Debate 4
5 John Edwards Scandal 4
6 Trayvon Martin Shooting 4
7 Abortion Controversy 3
8 Middle East Unrest 2
9 Iran 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 25%
2 Education System 8
3 Immigration Debate 8
4 Energy Debate 6
5 Economy 5
6 USPS Troubles 3
7 China 3
8 European Economy 2
9 Charles Taylor War Crimes Trial 2