In its Last Week, Cain’s Campaign Dominates Election Coverage
Herman Cain was in the campaign spotlight one final time last week, as he ended his presidential run in the wake of new allegations. Some good news on both the domestic and foreign economic fronts fueled coverage of the No. 2 and No. 3 stories.
Occupy Wall Street Protests Inspire Digital Defense
A pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis set off a viral video on YouTube and critical commentary on blogs. In addition, conservative commentator David Frum received rare kudos from liberal bloggers.
Biggest Week Yet for Occupy Wall Street Coverage
Tensions drove Occupy Wall Street coverage to its biggest week so far and an interview with Jerry Sandusky ushered in a second week of major coverage of Penn State’s sexual abuse scandal.
Bloggers Remember Andy Rooney
Bloggers last week took time to salute Andy Rooney, a stalwart of the old media universe. Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests led on Twitter.
A Campus Crime Story that Stunned the Nation
The sexual abuse charges involving a former coach at Penn State University became a major national story last week.
How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter
Twitter has been embraced by news organizations today, but is used in limited ways, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University.
Two Explosive Scandals Top the News
With additional women coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, the 2012 presidential race was the No. 1 story for the second week in a row.
Bloggers Debate The Cain and Kardashian Stories
Bloggers focused heavily on harassment allegations against a prominent presidential candidate and the abrupt conclusion of a celebrity marriage last week. On Twitter, pop stars led the agenda.
Cain’s Bad Stretch–A Campaign Coverage Update
A new report documents how the swirl of sexual harassment allegations contributed to surprise frontrunner Herman Cain’s most difficult week of news coverage to date.
Scandal Launches Election to Top Story
The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not issue a News Index report this week, but the data is still available.