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Health Care News Heats Up
Despite falling off in other media sectors, health care stayed atop the news agenda due to overwhelming, and partisan, talk-show coverage.
Blogs Chew Over Food and Health while Iran Surges on Twitter
While the mainstream media focused on the health care reform battle, the blogosphere highlighted two stories about food, and Iran updates dominated Twitter.
With the talk shows leading the way, the increasingly polarizing health care story stayed firmly atop the news agenda.
Bloggers Seize on Obama’s Slipping Poll Numbers
At the six-month point of Barack Obama’s term, conservative bloggers drove a discussion of what they saw as Obama struggling politically, perhaps for the first time in his presidency. Dr. Who’s new costume and a library book fight topped the Gate’s story in online attention-getting.
Political Fight is Good Media Medicine
As health care reform evolved from a discussion of policy minutiae to a political fight media coverage soared, especially in debate-driven radio and cable news. Still, it couldn’t compete with a story about race later in the week.
Palin, Cats, Robots … and Iran
Once again, the online media’s news agenda didn’t quite match the mainstream media’s.
For Sotomayor, No News is Still News
Today’s coverage may be as much a function of where journalists are assigned as what really happens there.
Lipstick, White Gloves…and Iran
The mixed news agenda in the blogosphere more closely resembled that of the mainstream media last week. But tweets continued to focus on Iran and Palin attracted few links.
Media Won’t Quit on Palin, Jackson
With the assistance of plenty of media self-examination, two polarizing celebrities drove the news agenda.
Beat It: Jackson Out of Blogosphere
Unlike the traditional press, social media moved beyond Michael Jackson last week.