Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GOP Contenders Grab Top Attention
The Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire pushed campaign coverage to its highest level to date.
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.
Weiner Scandal Tops the News
Anthony Weiner’s media coverage was more than double the attention devoted to President Obama.
Blogs Follow Palin’s Road Trip
It was Sarah Palin and her controversial “One Nation” bus tour that led bloggers back to politics.
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.