PublicationsDecember 18, 2011

The Media Turn the GOP Race into a Two-Man Battle

Attention to the Republican nomination fight increased last week with Iowa looming and Gingrich and Romney locked in campaign combat.

PublicationsDecember 11, 2011

The Gingrich Rise Fuels Campaign Coverage

One GOP candidate has not only soared in the polls recently, he’s become the focal point of news coverage as well. A presidential speech drove coverage of the week’s No. 2 story, the economy.

PublicationsDecember 3, 2011

In its Last Week, Cain’s Campaign Dominates Election Coverage

Herman Cain was in the campaign spotlight one final time last week, as he ended his presidential run in the wake of new allegations. Some good news on both the domestic and foreign economic fronts fueled coverage of the No. 2 and No. 3 stories.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2011

Biggest Week Yet for Occupy Wall Street Coverage

Tensions drove Occupy Wall Street coverage to its biggest week so far and an interview with Jerry Sandusky ushered in a second week of major coverage of Penn State’s sexual abuse scandal.

PublicationsNovember 13, 2011

Two Explosive Scandals Top the News

With additional women coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, the 2012 presidential race was the No. 1 story for the second week in a row.

PublicationsNovember 6, 2011

Scandal Launches Election to Top Story

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not issue a News Index report this week, but the data is still available.

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 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 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.

PublicationsOctober 9, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Drives Economic Coverage

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 all.