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|Date Posted: August 6, 2008|
|Last week, the indictment of seven-term Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was a major story. But he’s not the only politician to have found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Here’s a rundown of the most heavily covered scandals involving public officials in the past two years.
|Date Posted: July 31, 2008|
|Crime was big news last week. The case of a missing two-year-old in Florida was a major story. And the Washington Post published a series on the unsolved seven-year-old murder of former federal intern Chandra Levy. How often does crime make headlines? And which media pay the most attention?
|Date Posted: July 23, 2008|
|Even if coverage of foreign news is decreasing, some events still make headlines. With fewer resources devoted to these stories, which countries are attracting U.S. media attention?
|Date Posted: July 17, 2008|
|The controversial New Yorker magazine cover, which depicted Barack Obama as a Muslim and Michelle Obama as a terrorist, brought new attention to rumors about Obama’s patriotism. How much coverage has the media given to rumors that Obama is a Muslim, and or potentially a terrorist? |
|Date Posted: July 2, 2008|
|Talk host Don Imus made news again for a racially tinged remark about football player Adam “Pacman” Jones. But how did that compare with the media’s response to his infamous insult of the Rutgers women’s basketball team that cost him two jobs last year?
|Date Posted: June 25, 2008|
|The news of recent clashes in Afghanistan’s Paktia province is a reminder that a bloody war is still being waged there. But how much media attention is that seven-year-old war generating and how does that compare to the coverage devoted to the conflict in Iraq?
|Date Posted: June 19, 2008|
|Flooding and destructive storms continued to bombard the Midwest last week and they made major news—especially on the network morning news shows. How does disaster coverage stack up on the other media news platforms?
|Date Posted: June 11, 2008|
As White House press secretary, Scott McClellan was well known for being cautious and tight-lipped in his dealings with the media. But a controversial memoir, a high-profile press tour, and a torrent of criticism have suddenly turned him into one of the year’s
biggest headline grabbers.
|Date Posted: June 4, 2008|
It was major news in early April when state authorities
began removing hundreds of children from a polygamist sect in Eldorado Texas. But media
interest waned significantly when a Texas Court ordered authorities to return
the children to their families.
|Date Posted: May 21, 2008|
The destructive Myanmar
cyclone and deadly earthquake in China
generated significant attention from the U.S. media in recent weeks. But that
coverage still paled in comparison with the attention paid to a natural
disaster of a smaller magnitude that struck the U.S. last year.