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: October 23, 2011|
|A news week that began with the campaign ended with the death of Muammar Gaddafi.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: October 16, 2011|
|With more and more partisans choosing up sides on the issue, the Occupy Wall Street protests continued to fuel economic coverage last week. Mitt Romney took front and center in the 2012 presidential campaign, and the unraveling of an Iranian plot on U.S. soil raised more questions than answers.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: October 9, 2011|
After several weeks of attracting modest attention, the protests in New York and beyond
emerged as a major newsmaker last week. Meanwhile, 2012 campaign coverage
reached its high point to date, a high-profile murder case was resolved, and a
world infatuated with Apple technology mourned the death of the man behind it
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: October 2, 2011|
The presidential campaign was the top story last week for
the first time since mid-June, largely due to the buzz over a potential Chris
Christie entrance into the GOP race. The economy followed close behind, with
the emphasis on jobs, the banking industry and public unrest. And the trial of
Michael Jackson’s doctor ranked among the top stories.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: September 24, 2011|
|President Obama’s deficit reduction plan set off a partisan skirmish that generated major headlines last week. The second biggest story, the presidential campaign, was marked by a shaky debate performance by GOP frontrunner Rick Perry. And the latest chapter in the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict registered as the No. 3 topic.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: September 18, 2011|
|While Barack Obama hit the road to sell his jobs
bill, the media reminded him that it will have to get past Congress—a feat that
looked more difficult by the day. And once again, Texas Governor Rick Perry
emerged as the central figure in a GOP presidential debate that featured a
harsh exchange over vaccinations.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: September 10, 2011|
|In a crowded news week, the economy was the top story, followed by an intensifying 2012 presidential race. The week ended with news of a new terror warning and sober reflection on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: September 6, 2011|
|Even after it had passed, the hurricane that slammed the East Coast continued to be the top news story across the U.S. last week as damage mounted. A scheduling skirmish over a presidential speech made the economy the No. 2 story while the hunt for a deposed dictator was a smaller story than his fleeing the capital.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: August 27, 2011|
|There were no late summer news doldrums last week as the apparent conclusion of a civil war and a pair of natural disasters topped the news. The rebel takeover of Libya generated the biggest week of attention to that conflict in five months while an earthquake and a hurricane brought the media focus back to the Northeast United States.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: August 21, 2011|
|The economy remained the No. 1 story for the ninth consecutive week while the 2012 presidential race continued its recent spike in coverage last week. And dramatic developments regarding Syria and Libya drove Mideast coverage to its highest level in nearly three months.