Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Canvassing Campaign Media: An Analysis of Time, Tone and Topics
Coverage of the presidential race has not so much cast Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media.
Polls and Plumbers Drive Narrative
Campaign coverage increasingly focused on tactics — including McCain’s invocation of an Ohio plumber to represent the working man – as well as fights in battleground states and the parade of polls.
Campaign Tactics and Tone Trump Economy in Media Narratives
For the first time in a month, the election generated more coverage than the financial crisis and almost one-third of that coverage was connected to the increasingly harsh tone of the campaign.
Blaming the Messenger: A Continuum of Press Condemnation
From Jefferson to Palin, politicians of the left and right have blamed the media for public discontent with their policies, politics or personal behavior.
Did Campaign Coverage Move off the Economy? You Betcha!
Though the economic crisis dominated general news coverage, the vice presidential debate drove the campaign narrative as Sarah Palin received the most attention of the four candidates.
Assessing the Debate: A Media/Public Disconnect?
Political pundits, seeing no knockout punch, scored a tie. But viewers awarded the win to Obama.
Coverage Centers on Volatility in Economy and McCain Campaign
The week drama’s suggested that a national crisis and campaign for president do not easily mix and the candidate who tried harder to seize the moment may have had the tougher week.
Every Now and Again–A Study on News Coverage of Immigration
In a year dominated by the war in Iraq and the 2008 presidential campaign coverage, how much media attention did immigration receive? Which aspects of the immigration issue did the media most tune into? What was not covered? And who provided the most coverage?
Financial Fallout Pops Palin Media Bubble, Drives Campaign Coverage
Wall Street’s meltdown raised the possibility that the economy may become the decisive factor in the November election.
How the Media Has Handled Palin’s Faith
Coverage of her religious background and beliefs has often been a peripheral element in the story.