Indexes: Our Weekly Content Analysis
This section contains the complete archive of all PEJ 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 24, 2011|
|The aftermath of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami, including fears about leaking radiation, commanded the attention of bloggers, Twitter users and YouTube viewers last week—eclipsing every other news event. And each of those platforms performed a different function.|
|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 17, 2011|
|For many people in Japan and around the world, Twitter was a vital communication tool in the hours following the devastating March 11 earthquake, the seventh most powerful in recorded history. And bloggers got an early jump on the presidential campaign.
|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 10, 2011|
|While the violence in Libya was one of the top stories on Twitter, bloggers homed in on domestic policy as they debated the potential impact of proposed Republican budget cuts and the prospects of a government shutdown. On YouTube, three videos that brought home the devastation of the earthquake in New Zealand garnered millions of views.|
|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: March 3, 2011|
|Domestic and foreign conflicts—from Madison to Tripoli—generated plenty of attention in social media last week, with users opining and relaying breaking news. On YouTube, scenes of Mideast unrest once again made the roster of most popular videos. |
|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 24, 2011|
|Two very different issues led the conversation on the blogosphere last week: the record U.S. deficit and the post-Mubarak transformation in Egypt. On Twitter, the No. 1 topic was self-referential— a list of influential English people who use Twitter.|