New Media Index: Our Weekly Content Analysis
This section contains the complete archive of all the PEJ New Media Indexes. They are published below in chronological order, but our archive is also searchable. Use the key word search on the left to find reports about specific news events.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: June 9, 2011|
For the first time
in two months—driven largely by the Sarah Palin bus tour—the news discussion on
blogs turned back to politics. On Twitter, business strategies for social media
and concerns about global warming led the way. And on YouTube, the economic
crisis in Spain was the subject of the two most popular videos.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: June 2, 2011|
|A Supreme Court decision forcing California to release thousands of prisoners due to overcrowding received harsh criticism from bloggers last week, while others weighed in on the arrest of a suspect in a brutal baseball game beating. On YouTube, an interview with Jon Stewart on The O’Reilly Factor garnered the most attention.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 27, 2011|
|How have social media responded to President Obama’s controversial speech about the conflict in the Middle East? This special edition of PEJ’s New Media Index is an in-depth look at the tone of the complex conversation on blogs, Twitter and Facebook that occurred as President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu met in Washington.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 19, 2011|
|Many bloggers took a decidedly political view of the death of bin Laden last week while others decided to weigh in on the news of a celebrity marriage breakup. On Twitter, Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype created significant buzz. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 12, 2011|
The death of the al Qaeda
leader drove the social media conversation last week, as bloggers and Facebook
and Twitter users examined numerous themes—ranging from fear to humor—that
emerged in the wake of the May 1 raid that killed the al Qaeda leader.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 28, 2011|
|Several local issues in California generated attention in the blogosphere last week, two of them involving allegations of political skullduggery. On Twitter, some bloggers fretted about questions concerning Apple and privacy. And on YouTube, a world leader was caught in the act of petty theft. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 21, 2011|
Bloggers and tweeters agreed last week that Apple CEO Steve
Jobs’ upcoming biography was big news while another high-tech executive
generated major attention on blogs for walking out on an interview. A touching
reunion between a woman and her dog was among the top YouTube videos.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 14, 2011|
|Bloggers last week continued to follow the troubling news coming out of Japan and returned to a familiar topic—global warming—in stark contrast to the mainstream media’s attention to Beltway budget battles. Google’s new video initiative was No. 1 on Twitter while soccer-related violence was the top YouTube news clip.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 7, 2011|
|From a Supreme Court decision to the discovery of ancient books, bloggers hit on a variety of topics last week——a very different list than that of the mainstream media. And YouTube viewers gave top billing to images from Japan.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 1, 2011|
|The crucial events unfolding in both Japan and Libya were among the top stories on blogs last week. But the No. 1 topic was a celebration of the extraordinary life of Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor. On Twitter, the leading story was a high-tech business deal.|