June 6, 2012

Presidential Election Leads the News

PEJ News Coverage Index May 28 - June 3, 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 28 – June 3, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 20%
2 Middle East Unrest 9
3 Economy  6
4 John Edwards Scandal 5
5 Memorial Day Events/ Remembrances 4
6 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 3
7 Baseball Steroids Scandal 3
8 Cyberspace Issues 2
9 Trayvon Martin Shooting 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Economy 11%
2 2012 Presidential Election 9
3 Memorial Day Events/ Remembrances 8
4 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 7
5 Middle East Unrest 7
6 Education System 6
7 9/11 Commemorations 4
8 European Economy 3
9 Facebook News 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 15%
2 Baseball Steroids Scandal 10
3 Middle East Unrest 9
4 Terror Threats/ Homeland Security 6
5 Economy 5
6 John Edwards Scandal 4
7 Cyberspace Issues 4
8 Same-Sex Marriage Debate 4
9 Charles Taylor War Crimes Trial 3

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 13%
2 Middle East Unrest 12
3 John Edwards Scandal 12
4 Tropical Storm/ Depression Beryl 4
5 Bloomberg Big Soda Ban 4
6 Memorial Day Events/ Remembrances 3
7 Obama Administration  3
8 Global Warming 3
9 Cyberspace Issues 3

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 34%
2 Memorial Day Events/ Remembrances 9
3 Middle East Unrest 9
4 John Edwards Scandal 7
5 Abortion Controversy 5
6 Economy 5
7 Scott Walker Recall Efforts 3
8 Trayvon Martin Shooting 3
9 Obama Administration 2

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 30%
2 Economy 11
3 Middle East Unrest 6
4 Scott Walker Recall Efforts  6
5 Obama Administration 5
6 Health Care Debate 4
7 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee 3
8 Memorial Day Events/ Remembrances 2
9 War on Terror  2