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Pew Research CenterAugust 11, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterAugust 6, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterAugust 4, 2009

Healthy Debate

With the talk shows leading the way, the increasingly polarizing health care story stayed firmly atop the news agenda.

Pew Research CenterJuly 30, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 28, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 23, 2009

Palin, Cats, Robots … and Iran

Once again, the online media’s news agenda didn’t quite match the mainstream media’s.

Pew Research CenterJuly 21, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 16, 2009

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 14, 2009

Media Won’t Quit on Palin, Jackson

With the assistance of plenty of media self-examination, two polarizing celebrities drove the news agenda.

Pew Research CenterJuly 9, 2009

Beat It: Jackson Out of Blogosphere

Unlike the traditional press, social media moved beyond Michael Jackson last week.