Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
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.
Bin Laden Coverage Changes Course
The death of Osama bin Laden news narrative transitioned from dissecting the raid to more controversial topics, such as politics and Pakistan.
Social Media React to bin Laden’s Death
The killing of Osama bin Laden accounted for 80% of the news links on blogs and fully half of the news links on Twitter last week.
Osama bin Laden’s Death Dominates the News
The death of Osama bin Laden drove unprecedented amounts of coverage last week. On cable alone, the story accounted for a staggering 90% of the airtime studied.
Navigating News Online
There is not one group of news consumers online but several, each of which behaves differently. These differences call for news organizations to develop separate strategies to serve and make money from each audience.
How the Media Have Covered bin Laden’s Death So Far
Contrary to what happens with most major national news events, the discussion of the death of Osama bin Laden in the mainstream and new media has not shifted quickly to political winners and losers. An analysis of hundreds of thousands of stories and millions of social media postings finds the discussion has remained focused on the facts of what happened.
Tornadoes Lead News in Days Before Bin Laden Death
In the week before the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the Southeast captured more media attention than the economy, Obama’s birth certificate and even the British royal wedding.
Bloggers Discuss Pulitzer Prize
Many bloggers saw the award as a sign that quality newspaper journalism is not dead. Rumors that Twitter was in the process of acquiring TweetDeck was the top story on Twitter.
Trump Pushes the 2012 Race into the News
For the first time this year, the 2012 presidential race emerged as a big story, driven in large part by the week’s second leading newsmaker: Donald Trump.