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Media & News Dec. 16, 2010

Splitting Blogs Over Tax Policy

Liberal bloggers split over the tax deal, while conservative commentators mostly applauded the agreement but gave little praise to Obama.

Media & News Dec. 14, 2010

Media Weigh Tax Deal

News coverage was dominated last week by the tax deal between Obama and congressional Republicans. The tax debate accounted for a whopping 77% of the airtime studied on the cable and radio talk shows.

Media & News Dec. 9, 2010

Blogs and Twitter Talk WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks was a popular topic across social media, but while blogs stayed political, Twitter users focused on the technological and international aspects of the story. The death of actor Leslie Neilsen, drew equal attention on blogs.

Media & News Dec. 7, 2010

WikiLeaks Data Dump Drives News

Attention to the economy reached its highest level in 20 months and a major document dump cemented WikiLeaks’ status as a significant newsmaker.

Media & News Dec. 2, 2010

Social Media Deride TSA Security Measures

Anger and frustration over the new TSA airport security measures boiled over on blogs, Twitter and YouTube.

Media & News Nov. 23, 2010

Security Stories: Economy, Airport Screening Top News

Even with no major new developments, the economy remained the top story in the news. The TSA’s air safety efforts also received heavy coverage.

Media & News Nov. 16, 2010

Obama “Shellacking” Captures Coverage

The media narrative last week portrayed a weakened president buffeted by events from all sides as the economy reclaimed the No. 1 spot..

Media & News Nov. 11, 2010

Blogs: Don’t Give War a Chance

Online criticism of a David Broder column produced a kind of blogosphere bipartisanship and unanimity rarely seen on crucial political and policy issues.

Media & News Nov. 10, 2010

Election Returns

The culmination of the 2010 midterm elections proved to be the biggest weekly story in two years, filling 57% of the newshole.

Media & News Nov. 8, 2010

Parsing Election Day Media

In today’s news landscape, both mainstream and new media sources shape the narrative. A new PEJ study finds that no single unified message reverberated throughout the media universe in the wake of the November 2 voting and what one learned depended largely on where one got the news.