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Report | Nov 30, 2008
Terror in Mumbai Is Biggest Story

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not issue a News Index report this week, but the data is available.

Report | Nov 24, 2008
Cars and Appointments Dominate the News

The future of the automobile industry became a major component of the country’s ongoing economic problems last week, and speculation about Obama’s cabinet appointments reached a new level.

Report | Nov 17, 2008
Post-Election Narrative, A Tale of Two Women

The big buzz surrounding the Obama transition last week was that once-fierce rival Hillary Clinton might become his Secretary of State. Meanwhile Sarah Palin, shielded from the press during the campaign, made up for lost time with a media blitz.

Report | Nov 10, 2008
In Election Week, Media Pivots from Race to Rahm

The campaign press declared Barack Obama’s Nov. 4 victory a culturally transforming event, but was far less certain it was a politically transforming moment. And within days, the search for lessons had yielded to speculation about the new administration.

Report | Dec 29, 2007
Presidential Race Remains Top Story

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish a full Weekly News Index report for December 23-28, 2007. PEJ is, however, making the data available.

Report | Dec 17, 2007
Mike Huckabee Gets His Media Close-Up

The unlikely surge of former Arkansas Governor helped generate the biggest week of coverage for the presidential campaign so far in 2007. But as Huckabee is learning, some media attention is more welcome than others. Plus, the Mitchell report turns steroid abuse in baseball into a front-page story—some might say at long last.

Report | Dec 10, 2007
A Nuclear Surprise Puts Iran in the News

For most of the year, the American media have been far more preoccupied with the war in Iraq than with growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. But last week, a new intelligence report sparked a heated debate over policy toward the leadership in Tehran.

Report | Dec 3, 2007
Rock ’em, Sock ’em Republicans Fuel Big Week of Campaign Coverage

The increasingly heated exchanges between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney helped make the race for the White House the top story last week in PEJ’s Index of the news. On the Democratic side, a former President generated a good chunk of the coverage, and it wasn’t all good. That, plus a football murder case.

Report | Nov 19, 2007
Gotcha and Mini-Scandals Fuel the Year’s Biggest Campaign Week

Planted questions, the B-word, and an embarrassing indictment were all fodder for journalists covering the revved up race for the White House last week. In Pakistan, a national crisis turns personal in the media. And cable news’ favorite celebrity defendant.

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