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: June 18, 2007|
|It took Presidential intervention, but the
changing fortunes of the controversial immigration reform legislation was the leading story last week. Still, U.S. domestic politics were almost overshadowed violence in the Mideast. And why did the ending of a cable series
make the nightly news?
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: June 11, 2007|
The biggest stories last week were driven by Republican and
Democratic presidential debates, the apparent defeat of the compromise
immigration bill, and an increasing war of words between the United
States and Russia.
But the tale of one celebrity’s interrupted incarceration generated a lot of
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: June 4, 2007|
|There was a grim milestone for U.S. troops in Iraq and one potential GOP presidential hopeful moved
closer to making it official. But the biggest news last week was an
international medical mystery with more plot twists than a novel and
potentially serious implications for the nation’s security in an era of
daunting man-made and natural threats.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 29, 2007|
|From Capitol Hill to a refugee camp in Lebanon to ABC’s investigative team, the Mideast and the war on terror thoroughly dominated the media last week. Meanwhile, a controversy of sorts erupted over how news outlets treated the results of a new survey of Muslim-American attitudes.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 21, 2007|
|It’s a rare week when the situation in Iraq attracts more coverage than the political debate over the war. But that’s what happened last week thanks to one dramatic story line. And when it comes to the 2008 Presidential race, the media are busy wondering whether 19 (the number of current candidates) are enough.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 14, 2007|
It was a week of fires, storms and floods in the U.S. and a changing of the guard in some of this nation’s closest European allies. But even so, the news was dominated by a new twist on an old story. This time, part of the raging debate over what to do in Iraq was an intramural affair between Republicans.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: May 7, 2007|
|A GOP debate, a Royal visit, Murdoch’s media move, and a Washington sex scandal all generated their fair share of news coverage last week. But it’s still the battle over Baghdad—with a cast of players that last week included George Tenet and Condoleezza Rice—that captured most of the media’s attention and energy. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 30, 2007|
|With the Virginia Tech shootings and Don Imus controversy beginning to fade into the news background, a couple of very familiar subjects commanded the most media attention last week. And Arizona Senator John McCain managed to find himself in the middle of both stories.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 23, 2007|
|The Attorney General faced a grilling from Congress, the Supreme Court weighed in on abortion rights, hundreds were slaughtered in a single day in Iraq, and a vicious storm wreaked havoc on the East Coast. But each of those events last week was completely overshadowed by the media’s non-stop coverage of the horrific events that unfolded on the campus of Virginia Tech. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 16, 2007|
|In a week that marked the fourth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein and the end of the Duke lacrosse scandal, the remarks of a cable and radio talk show host dominated the news media. The fall of Don Imus had just the mix of ingredients that tend to seize the media imagination. |