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Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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..

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterOctober 28, 2010

Blogged Comments

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

Pew Research CenterOctober 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.

Pew Research CenterOctober 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.