May 8, 2012

Drama of a Chinese Dissident Closely Trails Election

PEJ News Coverage Index April 30 - May 6, 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: April 30 – May 6, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 15%
2 China 12
3 Economy 9
4 Osama bin Laden Killed 8
5 Afghanistan 6
6 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
7 John Edwards Scandal 2
8 European Economy 2
9 NOTW Hacking 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 China 15%
2 2012 Presidential Election 12
3 Economy 8
4 European Economy 3
5 Osama bin Laden Killed 3
6 Afghanistan 3
7 Global Warming 3
8 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
9 US Auto Industry 2

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 China 15%
2 Osama bin Laden Killed 10
3 2012 Presidential Election 10
4 Economy 9
5 Afghanistan 5
6 NOTW Hacking 4
7 Facebook News 4
8 European Economy 3
9 John Edwards Scandal 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 China 13%
2 Economy 12
3 Osama bin Laden Killed 11
4 Afghanistan 10
5 John Edwards Scandal 9
6 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
7 2012 Presidential Election 3
8 Junior Seau Death 2
9 9/11 Commemorations 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 32%
2 China 9
3 Afghanistan 9
4 Economy 5
5 Osama bin Laden Killed 5
6 FAMU Hazing Scandals 4
7 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
8 War on Terror 3
9 Secret Service Prostitution Scandal 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 19%
2 Economy 15
3 Osama bin Laden Killed 9
4 Afghanistan 7
5 China 5
6 Apple News 4
7 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
8 European Economy 3
9 Cyberspace Issues 1