Numbers: Our Data Library
This library contains all data PEJ creates or collects about the news media. The selections below will appear as charts you can customize. Use the menus on the left to filter the data according to your interests.
|Date Posted: April 6, 2011|
|In the past four years, it has been the rare story that has commanded at least half the media coverage in a given week. But in 2011, a series of dramatic events—including a natural disaster, protests and revolution and a shooting rampage—have all crossed that threshold in the first three months.
|Date Posted: March 31, 2011|
|Given the growth of digital news audiences, newspapers can now attract readers with both the print product and the online version. But new data show that a number of papers saw their combined audience decline in 2010.
|Date Posted: March 9, 2011|
|It was a subject that captivated the U.S. media during the heated town hall confrontations in the summer of 2009 and generated major coverage as the legislative battle came to a head in early 2010. But since it became law, health care reform has had a difficult time generating headlines.
|Date Posted: March 2, 2011|
|The continuing demonstrations and violence that have rippled through
much of the Middle East and North Africa in the past two months have
commanded the attention of the U.S. media. But in a story that has kept
journalists moving from hot spot to hot spot, which countries have
generated the most attention?
|Date Posted: February 25, 2011|
|Much of the media attention last week was focused on Wisconsin where, in a story with national implications, unions battled the governor over his plan to curtail their collective bargaining rights. What other state house and state policy issues have attracted the press spotlight in recent years?
|Date Posted: February 17, 2011|
|Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod recently filed suit against blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart for posting a deceptive clip of a speech that quickly led to a forced resignation. An analysis of 30 years of First Amendment cases reveals how media defendants tend to fare in such courtroom battles.
|Date Posted: February 9, 2011|
|The recent turmoil in the Middle East has proved to be the biggest
international story of the past four years—topping coverage of the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan and the earthquake in Haiti. How many of those
stories were reported directly from Egypt and the surrounding region?
And which media sectors provided the most on-scene coverage?
|Date Posted: February 2, 2011|
|At this time four years ago, the media were already tracking a 2008 presidential race that featured historic candidacies by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Thus far in 2011, coverage of the next presidential contest is virtually non-existent, accounting for about 10% of the attention it received in January 2007. PEJ looks at what a difference four years makes.
|Date Posted: January 24, 2011|
|China dominated U.S. front pages this past week when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Washington, D.C. The Project for Excellence in Journalism examines what other events and issues have put China on the U.S. media’s radar in the last four years.
|Date Posted: January 5, 2011|
This week, the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives relinquished her gavel as Republicans assumed control of that legislative body. But in the past two years, Pelosi—both as a legislator and political symbol— generated a substantial amount of coverage. PEJ looks at when and why Pelosi generated those headlines.