Media & News Oct. 19, 2010

Media Coverage Splits Between Midterms and Miners

An underlying theme of political coverage was that the 2010 campaign has been distinguished by a particularly pungent brand of politics. In contrast, the uplifting story of the Chilean miners

Media & News Oct. 14, 2010

Election Blogging

Each of the top five subjects in the blogosphere focused on the election or a closely related subject.

Media & News Oct. 13, 2010

Midterms Coverage Doubles Economy Coverage

The midterm elections have registered as the top news story for four consecutive weeks, and have accounted for fully a quarter of the overall newshole in that time, easily outdistancing the No. 2 story in that period, the economy, at 12%.

Media & News Oct. 7, 2010

Blogs Take Test of Faith

Pew Forum’s religious knowledge survey was the No. 1 topic on blogs last week. A majority of bloggers celebrated news that atheists and agnostics scored the best.

Media & News Oct. 5, 2010

For the Media, it’s the Elections, Stupid

The midterms were a quarter of the newshole last week, and have been the third most covered story of the year, behind only the economy and the Gulf oil spill.

Media & News Sep. 30, 2010

Bloggers War over ’Obama’s Wars’

Many bloggers seized on a passage from Woodward’s book to argue that the president is indifferent to whether America is attacked by terrorists again.

Media & News Sep. 28, 2010

Midterms Already Edging Out the Economy on Media Agenda

The midterms dominated the news agenda for the second week in a row. The elections have been the top story for the last two months (edging out the economy), and attention will only grow as November nears.

Media & News Sep. 27, 2010

Tech Times: Media Coverage of Technology

Much of the coverage of technology in the mainstream press split into competing story lines: that it makes life easier and that it is not secure. Social media, however, had a more positive focus on technological advancements. With regard to corporations, Apple was more covered than Google.

Media & News Sep. 23, 2010

Tech-Filled Tweets

New developments in the online worlds of Twitter, Google, and Facebook dominated Twitter feeds last week.

Media & News Sep. 21, 2010

Midterms Top News Agenda

Christine O’Donnell, the week’s leading newsmaker, fueled the biggest week yet for coverage of the midterms. The elections were the top story in all five of the media sectors studied.