Media & News Mar. 23, 2010

Health Coverage: Politics Over Policy

By a ratio of nearly three-to-one, stories involving the politics and strategy of the reform effort exceeded stories about what was actually in the bills.

Media & News Mar. 18, 2010

Blog of Rights

Bloggers focused on a subject near and dear to their hearts — access to the internet.

Media & News Mar. 16, 2010

Presidential Push Gets Press

While Obama’s advocacy for a vote kept health care the No. 1 story, Rep. Massa’s unflattering publicity turned him into a top newsmaker.

Media & News Mar. 15, 2010

State of the News Media 2010

Inside news companies, the most immediate worry is how much lost revenue the industry will regain as the economy improves. But the future of news depends on longer-term concerns. What are the prospects for alternative journalism organizations that are forming around the country? Will traditional media adapt and innovate amid continuing pressures to thin their ranks?

Media & News Mar. 11, 2010

Gay Rights: An Audience Online

While gay marriage accounted for less than 0.1% of the newshole in the mainstream press, it was the No.1 story in the blogosphere.

Media & News Mar. 9, 2010

It’s All Politics

The media’s agenda (health care, Sen. Bunning, midterm elections and political scandals) was centered in the nation’s capital.

Media & News Mar. 4, 2010

Food Fight: Blogs Talk Hot Dogs

A proposed warning about the potential health hazards of hot dogs triggered an impassioned backlash among bloggers.

Media & News Mar. 2, 2010

Summing Up the Summit

The spectacle of a televised bipartisan meeting made health care the media’s top story, especially on partisan talk shows.

Media & News Mar. 1, 2010

The New News Landscape: Rise of the Internet

The overwhelming majority of Americans use multiple platforms to get news, and the internet has surpassed newspapers and radio in popularity as a platform, ranking just behind TV. News is also becoming more of a shared experience. More than 8 in 10 online news consumers get or share links in emails.

Media & News Feb. 25, 2010

“Climate-Gate” Re-Ignites the Blogosphere Debate

Blogs once again fixated on one of its most popular topics, global warming, following a BBC interview with Phil Jones, the scientist at the center of the so-called “Climate-gate” controversy.