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Pew Research CenterSeptember 10, 2009

Column Puts Afghanistan in Blogosphere

George Will’s article was a catalyst for online comment. Disney buying Marvel Comics also consumed blogs.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 9, 2009

What’s News? Depends Where You Look

Newspapers (economy), network news (California wildfires), online news (Afghanistan) and cable news (health care debate) all featured different top stories last week.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 3, 2009

Kennedy Condolences Dominate Blogs

Posts on Kennedy were predominantly about sharing emotions and memories, creating a sense of collective tribute.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 1, 2009

Kennedy Gets Spotlight One Last Time

The media took a break from health care and other stories to pay tribute and to debate the legacy of Teddy Kennedy.

Pew Research CenterAugust 27, 2009

Offbeat: Zombies and Cocaine on Blogs

Health care couldn’t compete online with research studies about a zombie attack and cocaine on U.S. currency.

Pew Research CenterAugust 25, 2009

Focus Turns to Health Care Scorecard

A growing consensus that Obama was losing the political-message battle permeated coverage. Also, Afghanistan received three times the press of Iraq in the last three weeks.

Pew Research CenterAugust 20, 2009

Health Care Shouting Moves to Blogs

Liberal bloggers accused conservatives of spreading fear and falsehoods, while conservatives asserted that liberals were hiding their real goal — a government-dominated system.

Pew Research CenterAugust 18, 2009

Confrontational Health Care Coverage

Cable news became ground zero for town hall “ruckus” as death threats, swastikas and comparisons with Nazi Germany became part of the media narrative.

Pew Research CenterAugust 13, 2009

Echo Chamber: Tweeting About Twitter

The attention given online to the outage over Twitter’s momentary shutdown speaks to a popular theme in new media — social media talking about social media.

Pew Research CenterAugust 12, 2009

Measuring Media: Faith-Based Initiative

While Obama adopted much of the program put into place by Bush, it has generated little of the contentious press coverage sparked by his predecessor’s effort.