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: March 26, 2011|
|Libya traded places with Japan as the top storyline in the news last week as the media scrambled to cover two international crises at once. The biggest domestic news story, meanwhile, was the death of a Hollywood icon.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 19, 2011|
Fire and fallout at a
Japanese nuclear plant made the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake one of
the biggest stories recorded by PEJ in the past four years. But by the end of
the week, U.S. military action in Libya surpassed every other event, including
Japan, in the news agenda.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 12, 2011|
|Continued fighting in Libya and the union faceoff in Wisconsin fueled the No. 1 and No. 2 stories overall last week. But the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday March 11 quickly overwhelmed every other story—including a controversial hearing on Islamic terrorism.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 6, 2011|
The violence in Libya and the political standoff
in Wisconsin continued to drive the news agenda last week while a potential
government shutdown and a significant health care development got about the
same attention as the misadventures of a troubled actor.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 26, 2011|
|First it was Egypt, then Bahrain and last week,
Libya as the media focused on yet another country in the rolling and roiling season
of Mideast revolution. Back at home, the faceoff between pro-union forces and
Wisconsin’s Republican governor fueled coverage of the week’s second-biggest
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 18, 2011|
|The unveiling of the president’s fiscal blueprint as well as a fight over budget priorities in Wisconsin helped push coverage of economic issues to the top of the news agenda last week for the first time in two months. And the media turned their attention away from Egypt to neighboring nations.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 12, 2011|
|The story from Egypt seemed to ebb and then peak
last week, leading to a rush of coverage once the demonstrations turned into a
successful revolution. No other story came close to generating that level of
coverage last week. Now comes the hard part—understanding what will happen
after Hosni Mubarak.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 5, 2011|
A history-making blizzard, major developments in the health care
debate and a new set of unemployment numbers all made news last week. But they
were overwhelmed by the situation in the Mideast. The dramatic events in Egypt
set a new high water mark for international coverage.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: January 29, 2011|
|If President Obama expected his State of the Union address to dominate the media narrative last week, those plans went awry when turmoil in a crucial Mideast ally threatened to remake the region and challenge U.S. strategy. And while coverage of the economy picked up last week, attention to the Tucson shooting plunged.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: January 22, 2011|
Attention to the health of both Gabrielle
Giffords and civic discourse helped fuel continuing coverage of the Tucson
shooting spree last week. Some White House summitry, hard times for state treasuries
and another round in the legislative battle over health care reform also generated