Media & News Jul. 22, 2011

Hacking Scandal Tops Twitter for a Second Week

Nearly a fifth of the news links on Twitter were about the phone hacking scandal, making it the top story on that platform, although accounting for far less than the 53% of links the previous week. The new Google+ social networking site was the second most-discussed story.

Media & News Jul. 19, 2011

A Washington Standoff and a London Scandal Lead the News

The continuing drama over the debt standoff in Washington last week drove coverage of the economy to its second highest mark in 2011, eclipsing covering of the presidential campaign. Press attention to the scandal surrounding Ruper Murdoch’s media empire doubled in the past week.

Media & News Jul. 18, 2011

Assessing a New Landscape in Journalism

Institutions and funders have been moving to fill the gap being left by shrinking newsrooms by backing non-profit news sites. Roughly half of these sites produce news that is clearly ideological in nature.

Media & News Jul. 14, 2011

Twitterers Tackle Murdoch’s Tabloid Scandal

The British phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire grabbed the attention of the Twitter universe last week in a way very few stories have. And what was being said was not kind to the beleaguered Australian magnate.

Media & News Jul. 12, 2011

Debt Talks and Suprise Verdict Top Media Agenda

The Casey Anthony trial was the No. 1 story on both network news and cable news.

Media & News Jul. 7, 2011

Blogs and Twitter Focus on Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign announcement created a major buzz in social media last. Most of the commentary was highly critical.

Media & News Jul. 6, 2011

Obama and Bachmann Drive Economic and Election Coverage

The partisan differences stalling deficit reduction talks was the top story for the second week in a row, and coverage of the presidential race ranked second, fueled largely by the entry of Michele Bachmann into the race.

Media & News Jul. 2, 2011

For a Second Straight Week, It’s the Debt Crisis and Tabloid Scandal

Two stories that have become fixtures in the headlines — the deadlocked debt debate and the intensifying News of the World phone hacking scandal — accounted for more than half of last week’s newshole, relegating other significant events to secondary status in the media.

Media & News Jun. 30, 2011

By Nearly 3-To-1, Bloggers Criticize Obama’s Withdrawal Plan For Afghanistan

Bloggers, last week, responded strongly to President Obama’s June 22 speech about the U.S. role in the Afghan war, and, while half were neutral, negative comments outnumbered positive by a margin of almost 3-to-1.

Media & News Jun. 28, 2011

Economy & Afghanistan Lead the News

For Afghanistan to feature prominently in the news, the years have shown it usually depends on what is happening in Washington. Last week was one such week.