News Index: Our Weekly Content Analysis
This section contains the complete archive of all the PEJ News Coverage 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: August 27, 2007|
|Two different destructive storms struck the continent and even in the dog days of summer, the presidential race continued to attract significant media interest. But several factors—an intelligence report, a senatorial statement, and a presidential analogy—all combined to re-ignite the debate over U.S. policy in Iraq.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: August 20, 2007|
|With the news split between stories like the Utah Mine collapse and the resignation of Karl Rove, the leading topic in the media last week was he 2008 campaign, but only barely. And by week’s end the nations’ economic turbulence was grabbing headlines.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: August 13, 2007|
|The fate of six miners trapped 1,500 feet underground followed two storylines last week as rescuers rushed against time and the mine company owner took his case to the public. But three presidential debates and the Iowa straw poll pushed the 2008 presidential campaign in the top spot.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: August 6, 2007|
|The deadly collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis last week quickly became one of the most heavily covered events of the year so far. And while it was the top story in every medium, coverage was particularly intense on cable TV, where officials, rescuers and even some victims told their stories.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: July 30, 2007|
The foreign policy sparring between Hillary Clinton and
Barack Obama helped make the 2008 campaign the biggest story last week. And
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ troubles continue to make headlines. But
what’s behind the recent outbreak of terrorism scares in mainstream news
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: July 23, 2007|
|Whether silly political stagecraft or a sly legislative tactic, the Senate’s all-nighter helped make the Iraq policy debate the biggest news story of the week. At the same time, there were also ominous warnings on the terror front. And YouTube inserted itself smack into the middle of the 2008 campaign coverage.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: July 16, 2007|
|After dominating news coverage for the first three months of the year, the disagreement over U.S. strategy in Iraq took a back seat in recent weeks to such topics as the presidential campaign and the battle over immigration. But what happened last week in Washington re-ignited old passions and re-engaged the press.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: July 9, 2007|
|President Bush triggered a major political
brouhaha when he commuted the sentence of Lewis “Scooter” Libby. And the campaign
fundraising numbers brought good and bad tidings to various presidential contenders.
But a surprising twist in the U.K. terror saga dominated the media agenda last
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: July 2, 2007|
|With the apparent demise of the immigration
reform bill, a major Supreme Court decision on race, and a few natural
disasters, last week was jammed with big news events. But nothing got the media’s
attention like a couple of suspicious cars parked in London.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: June 25, 2007|
|Was it a tease, a trial balloon, or a trivial
matter? New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to shed his GOP label sure
had the media buzzing last week. And while dramatic events inside Iraq generated substantial coverage, the policy debate
over the war has slipped onto the press back burner in recent weeks.