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Divisions over Obama; Solidarity on OJ
Those not arguing about the popularity of the president blogged to save an iconic brand.
It’s Time to Link to the Muppets
While the economy was far and away the most discussed topic online, many sought refuge in Kermit, Fozzie and other Jim Henson creations.
Press Pivot: Vote and Polls Change Tone
Obama may not control the message, but he still controls the agenda.
Stimulating Debate Online
New and old media diverged on their stimulus package coverage, with many pundits in the traditional press debating political impact and new media types advocating for or against the package.
The New Face of Washington’s Press Corps
The corps of journalists covering Washington D.C. at the dawn of the Obama administration is not so much smaller as it is dramatically transformed. And that transformation will markedly alter what Americans know and not know about the new government, as well as who will know it and who will not.
The First 10 or So Days
Less than three weeks into the new administration, many among the media talking-heads were declaring it a failure, one asking if it was the roughest debut in recent presidential history.
Blogs an Outlet for Economic Outrage
Story of zombie road sign competes with politics and economic news on web.
Reality Bites: Economy Fouls Mood
Almost as unprecedented as the historic coverage of Obama’s inauguration was the media’s quick pivot to questioning the efficacy of his stimulus package, political clout and pledge of bipartisanship.
Bloggers Ponder Every Aspect of Obama’s Inauguration
From the preparations to the swearing-in to the music, President Barack Obama’s inauguration was by far and away the dominant subject debated and dissected by bloggers, user news sites and other social media last week.
Obama’s Inaugural Week: Heavy Media Focus Turns from Symbols to Substance
Thanks to nearly non-stop coverage of an historic inauguration, the new Obama administration dominated the agenda. The leading storyline was the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration itself. But that was a multi-layered narrative that involved everything from the logistics of handling two million spectators to the extensive analysis of his address.