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.
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.
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.
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?
The Tablet Revolution
Death of a Dictator Leads the News
A news week that began with the campaign ended with the death of Muammar Gaddafi.
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?
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.
The Media Primary
Which candidate has fared best in the news media in the first five months of the race for president?
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.