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Media & NewsNovember 8, 2010

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.

Media & NewsNovember 2, 2010

Midterms Dominate Coverage in Final Week

The elections accounted for 42% of the total newshole, and filled a majority of the airtime on cable and radio.

Media & NewsOctober 28, 2010

Blogged Comments

Tea Party favorites O’Donnell and Palin generated partisan reactions in the blogosphere.

Media & NewsOctober 26, 2010

Media Ride Electoral Wave

The midterms accounted for 38% of the total newshole, up substantially from 28% the previous week, and registering as the No. 1 story in all five media sectors.

Media & NewsOctober 21, 2010

Blogs Debate, Tweets Celebrate

While bloggers concerned themselves with the charges of fraudulent foreclosure procedures, Twitter was immersed in cheers for the rescue of the Chilean miners.

Media & NewsOctober 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 & NewsOctober 14, 2010

Election Blogging

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

Media & NewsOctober 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 & NewsOctober 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 & NewsOctober 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.