PublicationsJanuary 20, 2012

A Google Move Ignites an Online Battle

Major changes came to Google’s Search last week and bloggers rallied largely to voice displeasure and concern. And Super Junior, the Korean pop group that has rabid fans across the world, continues to be a draw on Twitter.

PublicationsJanuary 18, 2012

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.

PublicationsJanuary 12, 2012

Social Media Users Focus on Ron Paul

Last week, liberal, libertarian and conservative bloggers debated the campaign of presidential candidate Ron Paul following the Iowa caucuses. And on YouTube, Paul supporters offered up their own theory about why a CNN interview suddenly went off the air.

PublicationsJanuary 8, 2012

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.

PublicationsJanuary 5, 2012

Bloggers Close out 2011 with iPhone News

News of Apple’s dominance in mobile shopping and the possible waning of price comparison websites struck bloggers interest last week.

PublicationsJanuary 4, 2012

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.

PublicationsDecember 29, 2011

Bloggers Argue over the 2011 “Lie of the Year”

On blogs, PolitiFact’s decision to call out Democrats for lying about GOP plans for Medicare led to a heated political argument. And on YouTube, viewers were fascinated by the public outpouring from North Korean citizens following the death of Kim Jong Il.

PublicationsDecember 18, 2011

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.

PublicationsDecember 15, 2011

Bloggers Recall the Year in Pictures

A set of moving photographs that helped define the year 2011 generated major attention in the blogosphere (and also helped BuzzFeed have its busiest day of online traffic ever). Teen singers dominated the conversation on Twitter and a Mexican presidential candidate’s gaffe was the most popular news video on YouTube.

PublicationsDecember 11, 2011

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.