Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
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.
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.
Social Media Deride TSA Security Measures
Anger and frustration over the new TSA airport security measures boiled over on blogs, Twitter and YouTube.
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.
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..
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.
The culmination of the 2010 midterm elections proved to be the biggest weekly story in two years, filling 57% of the newshole.
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.
Global Warming Believers Rally on Blogs
The recent rise in federal worker salaries took the No.1 spot in the blogosphere, but global warming was again a hot topic. For a change it was the believers — not the skeptics — leading the discussion.