May 15, 2012

Obama’s “Evolution” Leads the News

PEJ News Coverage Index May 7-13, 2012

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week; however, the NCI data is available here.

Top Ten Story Data, May 7-13, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 24%
2 Economy 8
3 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 8
4 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 8
5 European Economy 5
6 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 3
7 Mauric Sendak Dies 3
8 Adam Mayes Murder & Kidnapping  2
9 Afghanistan 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 13%
2 Economy 10
3 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 7
4 European Economy 6
5 China 6
6 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 6
7 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 6
8 Maurice Sendak Dies 5
9 Education System 5

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 25%
2 European Economy 8
3 Economy 6
4 Adam Mayes Murder & Kidnapping 6
5 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 5
6 Maurice Sendak Dies 5
7 Middle East Unrest 3
8 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 3
9 John Edwards Scandal 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 16%
2 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 14
3 Economy 9
4 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 8
5 John Edwards Scandal 5
6 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 4
7 Maurice Sendak Dies 2
8 Adam Mayes Murder & Kidnapping 2
9 European Economy 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 37%
2 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 14
3 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 9
4 Economy 6
5 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 3
6 Afghanistan 3
7 European Economy 2
8 Adam Mayes Murder & Kidnapping 2
9 Iran 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 26%
2 Economy 17
3 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 13
4 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 4
5 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 4
6 European Economy 3
7 Middle East Unrest 3
8 Tea Party Movement 3
9 Gas/Oil Prices 2