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Charts show coverage of the economy over time, as a percentage of each newspapers total election coverage. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012

Coverage of the Economy Among Top Newspapers

In today’s post, we are analyzing the coverage of the economy by top national print outlets from January to November. In the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the…

Chart shows coverage of Social Issues over time. Time frame is Jan 1-Nov 6, 2012.

Coverage of Social Issues Among Top Newspapers

This post is the continuation of our media monitoring series examining coverage behavior during Election 2012. Today’s post discusses the statistical data analysis of the coverage of Social Issues among…

Word Cloud displays top 100 words using in election coverage of the General Election. Word size signifies frequency in coverage. Common words “think” and “know” are excluded. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

The Language of Election 2012

This post is the continuation of our media monitoring series examining coverage behavior during Election 2012. Today’s post discusses the statistical data analysis of the language used in coverage of…

Chart shows sentiment of election coverage by the Boston Globe. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

Election Coverage Wrap-Up: Boston Globe vs Chicago Tribune

This post is the continuation of our media monitoring series examining coverage behavior of various media outlets during Election 2012. Today’s post discusses the statistical data analysis of the sentiment…

Chart shows coverage by NPR, Print and TV outlets in 4th Estate’s statistical data sample broken down by newsmaker type. Campaign newsmakers excluded. Only top 5 newsmaker types shown. Time frame is May 1-November 6.

Election Coverage Wrap-Up: NPR

This post is the continuation of our media monitoring series examining coverage behavior of various media outlets during Election 2012. Today’s post discusses the statistical data analysis of the sourcing…

Chart shows distribution of election coverage by The San Francisco Chronicle by topic. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

Election Coverage Wrap Up: San Francisco Chronicle

This post is the continuation of our media monitoring series examining coverage behavior of various media outlets during Election 2012. Today’s post discusses the statistical data analysis of the sourcing…

Chart shows break down of topics covered in election 2012 coverage. Time frame is April 15-November 11.

Election 2012 Coverage In One Word: Hollow

In overall coverage of the general election, from its unofficial start in mid-April until November 11, the most-discussed topics were not the ones that mattered to voters. Discussion of Campaign…

Chart shows sentiment break down of statements by third-party newsmakers (those outside of the campaigns) on Obama and Romney’s strategy. Neutral statements not shown. Time frame is October 30-November 6.

Obama Strategy Won Over Media and Voters

Obama’s ground game. Romney’s Jeep ad. These campaign strategy topics were at the forefront of election coverage in the week leading up to Election Day. From October 30-November 6, discussion…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Barack Obama broken down my topic (only top 10 shown) and sentiment. Time frame is October 29-November 5.

A Closer Look At Final Week Messaging Tactics of the Candidates

In the final week before Election Day, Obama and Romney honed in on the topic of Candidate Character the most. Both of them also spoke positively towards themselves regarding the…

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Death Star versus Hurricane Sandy

Once Obama was declared the winner last night, the debriefing began immediately among the pundits and the various medias. It is a sister phenomenon to what Jeff Greenfield said over…

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