May 22, 2012

Election Leads as Campaigns Go National

PEJ News Coverage Index May 14-20, 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 14-20, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 17%
2 Economy 14
3 European Economy 5
4 Trayvon Martin Shooting 5
5 Facebook News 5
6 John Edwards Scandal 4
7 Afghanistan 3
8 Middle East Unrest 3
9 China 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 20%
2 Energy Debate 6
3 2012 Presidential Election 5
4 Education System 5
5 European Economy 4
6 US Minority Births Report 4
7 Middle East Unrest 4
8 Facebook News 4
9 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 11%
2 European Economy 11
3 2012 Presidential Election 9
4 Facebook News 7
5 Afghanistan 6
6 China 6
7 John Edwards Scandal 5
8 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3
9 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 17%
2 John Edwards Scandal 10
3 Trayvon Martin Shooting 9
4 Facebook News 6
5 2012 Presidential Election 4
6 Donna Summer Dies 4
7 US Minority Births Report 3
8 Mexican Drug War 3
9 Mary Kennedy Suicide 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 37%
2 Economy 12
3 Trayvon Martin Shooting 6
4 Middle East Unrest 5
5 John Edwards Scandal 4
6 Facebook News 3
7 European Economy 2
8 Afghanistan 2
9 Iran 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 31%
2 Economy 9
3 Scott Walker Recall Efforts 9
4 Trayvon Martin Shooting 6
5 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 4
6 Middle East Unrest 3
7 Afghanistan 3
8 European Economy 3
9 Baseball Steroids Scandal 2