PublicationsNovember 3, 2011

The Presidential Campaign Heats Up Online

The GOP presidential hopefuls were a major topic for bloggers and Twitter users last week as two other subjects also generated significant interest in both social media platforms—the Occupy Wall Street protests and the life and legacy of Steve Jobs.

PublicationsOctober 30, 2011

A Housing Plan and Continuing Protests Fuel Economic Coverage

After a brief one-week absence, the U.S. economy re-emerged as the top story last week.

PublicationsOctober 27, 2011

Bloggers Back the Occupy Wall Street Protests

For the first time since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in September, the subject was among the most discussed on blogs.

PublicationsOctober 26, 2011

Iraq Coverage Reaches a New Low in 2011

With the announcement of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by year’s end, how much have Americans been hearing about that country in recent years?

PublicationsOctober 25, 2011

The Tablet Revolution

The most detailed study to date probes who tablet users are, how they get news and how willing they are to pay for it. See the report, infographic or slideshow.

PublicationsOctober 23, 2011

Death of a Dictator Leads the News

A news week that began with the campaign ended with the death of Muammar Gaddafi. 

PublicationsOctober 21, 2011

Media Coverage of Occupy vs. Tea Party

The anti-Wall Street demonstrations which started in lower Manhattan, but have since sprung up around globe, have been generating increasing media attention in recent weeks. How does coverage of these demonstrations compare with attention to the Tea Party protests in 2009 and 2010?

PublicationsOctober 20, 2011

Bloggers Cheer as Netflix Reverses Course

The Netflix decision to drop earlier plans to split its services was seen as a victory for the power of social media last week. The iPhone 4S continued to be a hot topic on both blogs and Twitter. And a bloody goring at a bullfight was the most popular YouTube video.

PublicationsOctober 17, 2011

The Media Primary

Which candidate has fared best in the news media in the first five months of the race for president?  

PublicationsOctober 16, 2011

Coverage of Wall St. Protests Keeps Growing, Gets More Political

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.