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Jul 29, 2013

2012 Additional Content Studies

The Project offers topline data for additional content-based reports. Topics of these opportunistic studies ranged from digital advertising and news to how the media covered the 2012 campaign.

Jul 29, 2013

2012 News Coverage Index Data Set

The January to May, 2012, NCI data set totals 20,447 stories: 1,977 newspaper stories, 3,242 online stories, 5,186 stories from network television, 6,472 stories on cable news, and 3,570 stories from radio programs.

Jul 2, 2012

2011 Additional Content Studies

PEJ offers topline data for additional content-based reports. The focus of these opportunistic studies ranged from how the media uses Twitter to which candidate fared the best in the first five months of the presidential election.

Jul 2, 2012

2011 News Coverage Index Data Set

The 2011 NCI data set totals 48,555 stories: 5,190 newspaper stories, 7,744 online stories, 11,858 stories from network television, 15,324 stories on cable news, and 8,439 stories from radio programs.

Jul 1, 2011

2010 News Coverage Index Data Set

The 2010 NCI data set totals 52,614 stories: 5,626 newspaper stories, 7,818 online stories, 13,016 stories from network television, 17,087 stories on cable news, and 9,067 stories from radio programs.

Jul 1, 2011

2010 Additional Content Studies

PEJ offers topline data for additional content-based reports. The focus of these opportunistic studies ranged from how the media covered the health care to when technology stories make news.

Jul 1, 2010

2009 News Coverage Index Data Set

The 2009 NCI data set totals 68,717 stories. The Index sample includes 55 outlets, every Monday through Sunday. These outlets come from the five main sectors of mainstream media—print, network TV, cable TV, online and radio.

Jul 1, 2010

2009 Additional Content Studies

PEJ offers topline data for additional content-based reports. The focus of these opportunistic studies ranged from how the media covered the Great Recession to President Obama’s first 100 days in office and more.

Jul 1, 2009

2008 Additional Content Studies

PEJ offers topline data for additional content-based reports. The focus of these opportunistic studies ranged from how the media covered the 2008 election to health care in the news and much more.

Jul 1, 2009

2008 Campaign Coverage Index Data Set

The CCI is based on a sub-set of PEJ’s 2008 NCI—all the stories from January 1 through November 3, 2008, that were primarily about the 2008 presidential campaign. The 2008 CCI data set totals 18,836 stories.