11% of stories about Joe Biden’s early days as president cited an anonymous or unnamed source, and fewer than 1% relied solely on such sources.
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
During the first 60 days of the new administration, roughly half of stories about the Biden administration mentioned Donald Trump in some way.
Immigration was one of the five topics most covered by 25 major news outlets in the first 60 days of the Biden administration.
About two-thirds of news coverage dealt with Biden’s policy agenda, while about three-quarters of early Trump coverage was framed around leadership skills.
We thought it would be valuable to combine our study of news coverage itself with data on people’s views about, and exposure to, that coverage.
With Election Day six months away, 52% of Americans are paying fairly close or very close attention to news about the presidential candidates.
News stories about the beginning of Trump administration’s presidency that included one of his tweets were more likely to have an overall negative assessment.
Just 5% of more than 3,000 news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump presidency cited a member of the public.
During the early days of the administration, similar storylines were covered across outlets, but the types of sources cited and assessments of Trump’s actions differed.