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: September 23, 2010|
|The financial woes facing the United States have been a major topic since the near collapse of Wall Street in September 2008. Economic coverage has certainly receded from the lofty levels in late 2008 and early 2009, but it remains a staple of the mainstream media menu. How much attention has the topic generated in 2010, and which economic storylines have received the most coverage?
|Date Posted: September 15, 2010|
|The recent furor over plans to burn the Koran on the anniversary of
September 11 generated a large amount of media coverage, attention that
was widely criticized, for a previously unknown Florida pastor. Which
other people have gained their fifteen minutes of fame by leaping from
obscurity to the media spotlight this year?
|Date Posted: September 10, 2010|
|Glenn Beck’s recent rally in Washington D.C. drew not only rally
participants, but significant media attention as well. How does coverage
of this event compare with that of other rallies in the United States
over the last three years?
|Date Posted: September 1, 2010|
|The recent flooding in Pakistan, while a tragedy of massive proportions,
has generated less than robust coverage in the U.S. mainstream press.
The deadly earthquake in Haiti easily generated the most attention of
any overseas disaster in 2010, but which other events have generated
significant coverage this year?
|Date Posted: August 18, 2010|
|Michelle Obama’s recent vacation in Spain—and a mini-controversy over whether she should have embarked on such an expensive trip during tough economic times—generated some news last week and raised an interesting question. When do the news media devote coverage to the First Lady? And why?
|Date Posted: August 11, 2010|
|Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by a vote of 63-37. Though she got fewer votes, Kagan’s nomination to the High Court generated far less media attention than Sonia Sotomayor’s one year earlier. PEJ examines the wide disparity in coverage of the president’s first two appointments to the Court.
|Date Posted: July 28, 2010|
|The forced resignation of USDA staffer Shirley Sherrod, which occurred after a misleading video portrayed her remarks at an NAACP gathering as racist, generated significant attention last week. Indeed, it was the fourth-biggest story involving race since PEJ began tracking media coverage in 2007. Which other stories in that time frame top the list?
|Date Posted: July 21, 2010|
|The 2010 election cycle has been steadily gaining media attention as the elections draw closer. Races involving Washington insiders, tea party loyalists and surprise nominees—as well as speculation about a possible GOP takeover of the House of Representatives—have been among the key storylines. How has 2010 campaign coverage evolved this year and exactly who and what are making news?
|Date Posted: July 14, 2010|
|The highly anticipated Washington meeting last week between President Barack Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated plenty of attention in the American press. The Israeli leader has often been in the news this year. But which other international leaders have attracted significant attention from the U.S. media so far in 2010?
|Date Posted: July 8, 2010|
|The international soccer competition in South Africa has certainly generated attention from the mainstream U.S. news media. But in the past week, that coverage has been on a sharp downward trajectory. How has the U.S. press covered the global games and what accounts for the drop-off?