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Pew Research CenterJuly 8, 2009

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

While wars and political battles raged on, Jackson — driven by TV coverage — continued to lead the media agenda.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2009

Deaths of Michael Jackson and “Neda” Grip the Blogosphere

In life, Michael Jackson and Neda Agha-Soltan had little in common. But together their deaths consumed the blogosphere and became emblematic of the flow and character of modern communication.

Pew Research CenterJune 30, 2009

From Protests to Pop

The media swung their attention from the protests in Iran to the death of Michael Jackson with stops at Gov. Sanford and Farah Fawcett along the way.

Pew Research CenterJune 25, 2009

140 Characters of Protest

The unrest in Iran has demonstrated as never before the power and influence of social media.

Pew Research CenterJune 23, 2009

Iran’s Revolutionary Coverage

A substantial amount of mainstream press coverage of Iran discussed the impact of social media.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2009

Political Extremism (at Home and Abroad) Dominates the Blogosphere

Two events in the last week triggered an online debate about political extremism—one in Europe and one in Washington D.C. And the most-viewed news video on YouTube was the start of a feud between David Letterman and Sarah Palin.

Pew Research CenterJune 16, 2009

Vote Uncovers Forgotten Story: Iran

Until last week, Iran had attracted less than half the media attention devoted to the threat posed by teenage Somali pirates this year.

Pew Research CenterJune 11, 2009

Shooting Sparks Abortion Debate Online

Discussions surrounding the murder of George Tiller far outpaced Obama’s Cairo speech and the economy online.

Pew Research CenterJune 9, 2009

Obama’s Trip Spotlights Middle East

The president’s speech focused attention on subjects — Iraq, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — which had received relatively little coverage this year.

Pew Research CenterJune 4, 2009

Same-Sex Marriage Continues Blog Dominance

Gay marriage has bubbled up again and again online in a debate often missing from the mainstream media.