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Letting the Second Debate Marinate

I watched the second Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney from the comfort of my home computer. I decided to spend it at Yahoo News’s Destination 2012. They…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in election coverage by each newspaper. Time frame is June 1 – September 27.

Candidate VoiceShare in Print Coverage Slanted Toward Romney

In print coverage of the election, a significant portion of the attributed statements are from the two candidates. Mitt Romney has had significantly higher VoiceShare among major print outlets’ election…

Chart shows percentage of statements of election media coverage that have come from TV and Print media out of coverage from the two mediums. Time frame is May 1-September 22.

Print Coverage Gains Steam From Conventions

After months of being dominated by TV media, the election has gotten increasing coverage from print media since the conventions. For the majority of the summer, television news and talk…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Foreign Policy in Special Report with Bret Baier and Hardball with Chris Matthews that are negative to Romney and Obama. Time frame is August 20 – September 17.

MSNBC and FOX Amp Up Negative Coverage on Foreign Policy

As Foreign Policy reached the spotlight, two TV shows covered it with significant negative coverage toward opposite candidates. Negative coverage on Foreign Policy for these shows has been almost double…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in NPR’s Morning Edition broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: NPR Morning Edition

While the 4th Estate Project works on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about the summer election coverage of specific media. Similar to…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in the Miami Herald broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Miami Herald

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about election coverage of the summer. In their…

Chart shows topic and sentiment of statements in Washington Post’s election coverage. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Washington Post

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts from election coverage of the summer. Over the…

Chart shows percentage of articles about the presidential election written by male and female journalists during the GOP Primary and General Election.

Men are Telling the Stories of Election 2012

Male journalists have been the primary ‘storytellers’ of this year’s election news since January. During the GOP Primaries and General Election, men have had their stories published in the traditional…

Chart shows sentiment of statements in election coverage by the Chicago Tribune. Time frame is May 1 – August 18.

Obama Cannot Count on Hometown Support

Since May, election coverage in the Chicago Tribune has been very negative to Obama. Romney and Ryan piled on the negative coverage last week, but negativity toward Obama has been…

Breakdown of issues and sentiments in the coverage of the San Francisco - broken down by Obama and Romney campaign voices.

Spotlight: San Francisco Chronicle

Today’s Sunday spotlight focuses on the patterns of the coverage of the San Francisco Chronicle during the general election. For the purpose of all the charts in this post, we…

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