Media & News Jan. 13, 2011

New Congress, Same Divisions Online

Echoing the mainstream press, the blogosphere focused its attention on the new, Republican-led House. Shockingly, liberals and conservatives had different reactions.

Media & News Jan. 12, 2011

Beltway Realignment — and a Shocking Interruption

Until the shocking weekend shooting of an Arizona congresswoman dramatically altered the narrative, the prospects of political conflict from a new Congress and changes in the White House dominated last week’s news agenda.

Media & News Jan. 11, 2011

The Year in News 2010

A review of three different research efforts by the Pew Research Center finds the economy was the No. 1 story of the year, the narrative evolving but with a continuing undercurrent of apprehension. Other big stories: the Haitian earthquake, the health care reform debate, the Gulf oil rig explosion, and mid-term elections.

Media & News Jan. 6, 2011

Economy Leads on Blogs

New unemployment measures were the dominant subject among bloggers last week; the buzz among Twitter users was all about rumored Apple iPad upgrades.

Media & News Jan. 4, 2011

Online News a Winter Wonderland

The first East Coast snowstorm of the season — and complaints about the cleanup effort — managed to surpass coverage of the U.S. economy in online news.