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Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 23, 2011

Angry Bloggers Ask: ’Where’s the Money?’

The discovery that billions of dollars intended for Iraq’s post-war reconstruction have gone missing generated a major-and largely partisan-outcry from bloggers last week.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2011

GOP Contenders Grab Top Attention

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

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2011

Weiner Scandal Tops the News

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

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterMay 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.