Media & News Jun. 7, 2011

Gloomy Economic News Tops Media Agenda

The debt ceiling, rising unemployment and continued housing woes made the economy the week’s No. 1 story, but the 2012 campaign continued to acquire more media attention.

Media & News Jun. 2, 2011

Blogs Debate Prisoner Release Decision

The Supreme Court ordering California to release thousands of prisoners due to overcrowding was the No.1 topic on blogs last week.

Media & News Jun. 1, 2011

Tornadoes Top News Agenda

The deadly storms in Joplin, Mo., became the media’s top story, and filled nearly half of all network television news coverage.

Media & News May. 27, 2011

Strong Support for Israel on Social Media

A special edition of PEJ’s New Media Index examines the tone of the conversation on blogs, Twitter and Facebook following President Obama’s address on the Middle East.

Media & News May. 24, 2011

IMF Chief Arrest Leads News, but Politics Looms Large

An alleged sexual assault with international ramifications was the No. 1 topic, but presidential politics — with Trump and Huckabee leaving and Newt joining — became a big story for the first time this year.

Media & News May. 19, 2011

Continued Debate Over Bin Laden’s Death and a Marriage in Tatters

Shriver-Schwarenegger split rivaled Osama bin Laden death for top attention in blogosphere.

Media & News May. 17, 2011

Bin Laden Coverage Changes Course

The death of Osama bin Laden news narrative transitioned from dissecting the raid to more controversial topics, such as politics and Pakistan.

Media & News May. 12, 2011

Social Media React to bin Laden’s Death

The killing of Osama bin Laden accounted for 80% of the news links on blogs and fully half of the news links on Twitter last week.

Media & News May. 10, 2011

Osama bin Laden’s Death Dominates the News

The death of Osama bin Laden drove unprecedented amounts of coverage last week. On cable alone, the story accounted for a staggering 90% of the airtime studied.

Media & News May. 9, 2011

Navigating News Online

There is not one group of news consumers online but several, each of which behaves differently. These differences call for news organizations to develop separate strategies to serve and make money from each audience.