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 8, 2012

When Violent Weather Makes News

Until last week, it had been a while since a weather event generated major media attention. That changed when dozens of tornadoes ripped through the south and Midwest, killing more than 40 people. What other weather stories have made news in the past year?

PublicationsFebruary 2, 2012

State of the Union Coverage Shrinks

The two least covered State of the Union speeches in recent years have had something in common. A PEJ examination of media attention to these major presidential addresses reveals what that is.

PublicationsJanuary 25, 2012

New Push for Hispanic TV Audiences

NewsCorp this week announced plans to launch of a new Spanish-language channel. The industry leader, Univision, is introducing three new channels this spring. The Project for Excellence in Journalism looks at recent data that speaks to the recent influx of Spanish-language programming. 

PublicationsJanuary 19, 2012

Economy Fades as Election Intensifies

Though the economy and jobs may be the No. 1 issue in the race for president, media coverage of the U.S. financial crisis has declined markedly in recent months. PEJ looks into the possible cause of the drop off.

PublicationsDecember 16, 2011

How 2011 Presidential Campaign Coverage Stacks up with 2007

The volatile race for the GOP presidential nomination has made the campaign a major story in recent months. But how has that coverage compared to the attention devoted to the 2008 race for president four years earlier?

PublicationsDecember 8, 2011

The Palin Plunge

Once a fixture in the news, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has largely been out of the headlines for the past two months. That comes after a remarkable run of press attention to someone who was never a candidate for the presidency.

PublicationsNovember 16, 2011

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.

PublicationsOctober 26, 2011

Iraq Coverage Reaches a New Low in 2011

With the announcement of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by year’s end, how much have Americans been hearing about that country in recent years?

PublicationsOctober 21, 2011

Media Coverage of Occupy vs. Tea Party

The anti-Wall Street demonstrations which started in lower Manhattan, but have since sprung up around globe, have been generating increasing media attention in recent weeks. How does coverage of these demonstrations compare with attention to the Tea Party protests in 2009 and 2010?