PublicationsApril 12, 2012

72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

Local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics, but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project that examined the ways people get news and information about 16 different topics, ranging from breaking news to weather.

PublicationsApril 11, 2012

Project Glass Takes Social Media by Storm

Social media users are often fascinated by high-tech advances and a preview of Google’s augmented-reality glasses last week generated a major reaction on blogs and Twitter. Meanwhile, an April Fools’ joke at the expense of a presidential candidate was the most popular news-related YouTube video.

PublicationsApril 8, 2012

Big Win for Romney Makes Campaign Top Story

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available.

 

PublicationsApril 5, 2012

On Social Media, a Conversation about Race

For the second week in a row, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was widely discussed with many focusing on the role of race in the incident.

PublicationsApril 4, 2012

The Health Care Debate is Back in the News

The once raging health care debate resurfaced as major news last week thanks to crucial Supreme Court hearings. But that comes after nearly two years when the topic generated only modest to minimal attention. A PEJ report looks at the ups and downs of health care coverage.

PublicationsApril 1, 2012

Health Care Reform Challenge Tops the News

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available.

 

PublicationsMarch 30, 2012

How Blogs, Twitter and Mainstream Media Have Handled the Trayvon Martin Case

It took several weeks after the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin before the story exploded in the media. A new PEJ report reveals how social and mainstream media platforms focused on different elements of the controversy and how ideology influenced coverage on the cable and radio talk shows.

PublicationsMarch 25, 2012

A Controversial Tragedy Turns Focus to Florida

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available.

PublicationsMarch 22, 2012

Massacre Puts Afghanistan Back in the Headlines

Events in Afghanistan do not always generate significant media coverage, but the recent killing of 16 civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, certainly did. What other events have produced a spike in coverage of the 10-year-old war?

PublicationsMarch 22, 2012

Bloggers Hammer Mitt Romney

The Republican presidential frontrunner was the target of significant criticism from bloggers last week in response to his remarks on Planned Parenthood and Rush Limbaugh as well as a column he wrote in 2009.