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Media & NewsJune 21, 2011

GOP Contenders Grab Top Attention

The Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire pushed campaign coverage to its highest level to date.

Media & NewsJune 16, 2011

Twitter Talks Up Apple’s iOS 5

In the often technology-heavy Twitter conversation, no subject generates more consistent interest than the doings at digital media giant Apple.

Media & NewsJune 14, 2011

Weiner Scandal Tops the News

Anthony Weiner’s media coverage was more than double the attention devoted to President Obama.

Media & NewsJune 9, 2011

Blogs Follow Palin’s Road Trip

It was Sarah Palin and her controversial “One Nation” bus tour that led bloggers back to politics.

Media & NewsJune 7, 2011

Gloomy Economic News Tops Media Agenda

The debt ceiling, rising unemployment and continued housing woes made the economy the week’s No. 1 story, but the 2012 campaign continued to acquire more media attention.

Media & NewsJune 2, 2011

Blogs Debate Prisoner Release Decision

The Supreme Court ordering California to release thousands of prisoners due to overcrowding was the No.1 topic on blogs last week.

Media & NewsJune 1, 2011

Tornadoes Top News Agenda

The deadly storms in Joplin, Mo., became the media’s top story, and filled nearly half of all network television news coverage.

Media & NewsMay 27, 2011

Strong Support for Israel on Social Media

A special edition of PEJ’s New Media Index examines the tone of the conversation on blogs, Twitter and Facebook following President Obama’s address on the Middle East.

Media & NewsMay 24, 2011

IMF Chief Arrest Leads News, but Politics Looms Large

An alleged sexual assault with international ramifications was the No. 1 topic, but presidential politics — with Trump and Huckabee leaving and Newt joining — became a big story for the first time this year.

Media & NewsMay 19, 2011

Continued Debate Over Bin Laden’s Death and a Marriage in Tatters

Shriver-Schwarenegger split rivaled Osama bin Laden death for top attention in blogosphere.