PublicationsFebruary 28, 2012

Presidential Election Tops the News as Key Primaries Approach

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

PublicationsFebruary 24, 2012

Blogs and Twitter Make the Grammys—and Chris Brown—the No. 1 Topic

One particular performer at the February 12 Grammy ceremonies triggered a torrent of conversation in the social media last week. And much of that discussion included anger directed the awards, the singer and even some of his fans.

PublicationsFebruary 23, 2012

Religion in the News

The biggest religion stories during 2011 centered on tensions over Islam and the U.S. presidential campaign, with more than half of the politically-focused coverage involving Republican hopeful Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, according to a new study.

PublicationsFebruary 22, 2012

In Busy News Week, Economy Leads

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

PublicationsFebruary 13, 2012

Digital Advertising and News

With digital ad revenue projected to overtake all other platforms by 2016, it is the key to the financial future of news. Are news organizations transitioning their legacy advertisers to online platforms? A PEJ report analyzing more than 5,000 ads from 22 news outlets offers answers.

PublicationsFebruary 12, 2012

Election and Unrest in Syria Top the News

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. But the data has been made available.

PublicationsFebruary 9, 2012

Social Media Share a History Lesson

Last week, bloggers circulated a letter written more than a century ago from a former slave. Some in social media were able to use publicly available information on the web to investigate the veracity of the letter. On YouTube, three different videos featuring Russians became a news phenomenon.

PublicationsFebruary 7, 2012

On Twitter, Still Tough Going for Komen

After the furor over its decision to defund Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen foundation reversed course and a key official resigned.

PublicationsFebruary 5, 2012

Romney & Gingrich Lead the News

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. But the data has been made available.

PublicationsFebruary 2, 2012

The Facebook Fascination on Social Media

With Facebook’s IPO filing, this special edition of the New Media Index examines the conversation about the company among bloggers and tweeters during the past three years.