Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Column Puts Afghanistan in Blogosphere
George Will’s article was a catalyst for online comment. Disney buying Marvel Comics also consumed blogs.
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.
Kennedy Condolences Dominate Blogs
Posts on Kennedy were predominantly about sharing emotions and memories, creating a sense of collective tribute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.