Report | Jan 4, 2012
The Santorum Surge Story Comes True

In the days before Iowans finally caucused, the news media were most focused on the shifting horse race that foreshadowed Rick Santorum’s strong late showing, according to a PEJ analysis of the leading themes in the Iowa press narrative.

Report | Dec 11, 2011
The Gingrich Rise Fuels Campaign Coverage

One GOP candidate has not only soared in the polls recently, he’s become the focal point of news coverage as well. A presidential speech drove coverage of the week’s No. 2 story, the economy.

Report | Nov 19, 2011
Biggest Week Yet for Occupy Wall Street Coverage

Tensions drove Occupy Wall Street coverage to its biggest week so far and an interview with Jerry Sandusky ushered in a second week of major coverage of Penn State’s sexual abuse scandal.

Report | Nov 13, 2011
Two Explosive Scandals Top the News

With additional women coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, the 2012 presidential race was the No. 1 story for the second week in a row.

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