Report | Nov 20, 2013
Obamacare v. Philippines typhoon: How cable covered two big stories

Methodology https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/11/20/obamacare-v-philippines-typhoon-how-cable-covered-two-big-stories/ This special report by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project examined cable news coverage from November 11-15, 2013. The study focused on four cable channels: Al Jazeera America, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Each day, four hours of news programming from each channel were watched in their entirety. In total, 80 hours of […]

Report | Oct 2, 2013
On Twitter: dueling views on the shutdown and Obamacare

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/02/on-twitter-dueling-views-on-the-shutdown-and-obamacare/ Methodology This analysis employed media research methods that combined Pew Research’s content analysis rules with computer coding software developed by Crimson Hexagon. This report is based on examinations of more than 1.5 million tweets. Crimson Hexagon is a software platform that identifies statistical patterns in words used in online texts. Researchers enter key terms […]

Report | Nov 19, 2012
The Final Days of the Media Campaign 2012

Obama enjoyed a surge of positive news coverage the last week of the campaign—one of his best weeks in months—in the wake of new polls and Superstorm Sandy. How did Mitt Romney fare? Was the tone of the conversation different on social media than in the mainstream press? A new report offers answers.

Report | Nov 2, 2012
How Obama and Romney Fared in News Coverage and Social Media

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both received more negative than positive coverage from the news media in the eight weeks following the conventions, but Obama has had an edge overall, according to a new Project for Excellence in Journalism study.

Report | Nov 2, 2012
Winning the Media Campaign 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both received more negative than positive coverage from the news media in the eight weeks since the conventions, but Obama has had an edge overall, a new PEJ study finds. The report also examines how the candidates fared in different media outlets, the tone of the conversation on social media and offers comparisons to 2008 campaign coverage.

Report | Oct 5, 2012
Social Media Debate Sentiment Less Critical of Obama than Polls and Press Are

The reaction to the first presidential debate was better for Barack Obama in social media than in the traditional press, where the consensus was that Mitt Romney had won handily. But the sentiment differed by social media platform and generally criticism was more plentiful than praise.

Report | Sep 25, 2012
Pluralities Say Press is Fair to Romney, Obama

Overview There is no public consensus when it comes to how the presidential candidates are being covered by the news media. Nearly half (46%) say the coverage of Romney has been fair, while among those who see a bias as many say the press has been too easy on the GOP nominee (20%) as too […]

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