New Hampshire Primaries Keep Election Coverage Strong
The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. But the data has been made available.
Iowa Caucus Launches 2012 Election Coverage
The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a news index report this week. However, the data is available here.
The Santorum Surge Story Comes True
In the days before Iowans finally caucused, the news media were most focused on the shifting horse race that foreshadowed Rick Santorum’s strong late showing, according to a PEJ analysis of the leading themes in the Iowa press narrative.
The Media Turn the GOP Race into a Two-Man Battle
Attention to the Republican nomination fight increased last week with Iowa looming and Gingrich and Romney locked in campaign combat.
The Gingrich Rise Fuels Campaign Coverage
One GOP candidate has not only soared in the polls recently, he’s become the focal point of news coverage as well. A presidential speech drove coverage of the week’s No. 2 story, the economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Housing Plan and Continuing Protests Fuel Economic Coverage
After a brief one-week absence, the U.S. economy re-emerged as the top story last week.