Outlets

Chart shows percent of content in which “Paul Ryan” was mentioned, distributed by television media outlet. Time frame is April 15-August 11.

Ryan’s TV Coverage: Pre-VP Selection

Prior to Romney picking Paul Ryan to be his GOP VP running mate over the weekend, Ryan had not been covered very much in election coverage on television broadcast. Statements…

Breakdown of issues and sentiments in the coverage of the Detroit Free Press during general election time period. April 15 - August 1.

Spotlight: Detroit Free Press

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

Chart shows coverage of Mitt Romney by the USA Today broken out by topic and sentiment. Time farm is June 1 – August 7.

Wall Street Journal and USA Today Provide Romney Boost

Election coverage in NewsCorp’s Wall Street Journal and USA Today has varied significantly in terms of their candidate focus. However, sentiment trends of each paper suggests that they are helping…

Chart shows percent of negative statements out of total coverage among each of the top ten print outlets in their coverage of the election. Time frame is May 1 – August 2.

Negative Coverage Among Top Print Outlets

The tone of coverage of the presidential election has been more negative than positive. Among the top 10 national print outlets covering the election, about 20% of coverage has been…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama out of election coverage in top print outlets. Time frame is April 17 – July 28.

Candidate Coverage Among Top Print Outlets

Among top national print outlets, Mitt Romney has almost double the statements in election coverage than Barack Obama. For newsmakers discussing the candidates in these outlets, the ratio is also…

Chart shows percentage distribution of statements in election coverage on major TV shows. “Other” represents newsmaker types outside of the top 5. Time frame is May 1 – July 25.

Major TV Shows Have Different Newsmaker Foci

Election coverage on major political talk shows is driven by a similar set newsmaker types However, major TV shows have been covering these newsmakers in different amounts since May 1st….

Chart shows distribution of statements by newsmaker and sentiment in NPR coverage of the election. Time frame is May 1 – July 15.

NPR Amplifies Romney More Than Obama

Statements from Mitt Romney make up a greater portion of coverage on NPR since May 1st than do statements from Barack Obama. Typically thought of as a liberal outlet, election…

Chart shows percent of statements from Romney and his campaign officials, and Obama and his campaign officials in total coverage of Print, Radio and TV. Time frame is May 1 – July 15.

Romney Campaign Gets More Coverage Across Media Space

It seems the media is more interested in Mitt Romney than Barack Obama. Election coverage in print, radio and television media have amplified more quotes from Romney and his campaign…

Chart shows percent of positive statements toward each candidate out of total coverage in each print outlet. Time frame is April 17 – July 11.

Top Print Outlets Amplify Very Little Positive Coverage

The top national print outlets covering the election have been amplifying very little positive coverage toward Obama and Romney since late April. The topics on which each candidate is receiving…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Mitt Romney that were negative and positive to him among the top 5 topics in election coverage from NewsCorp media outlets. Time frame is January 1 – July 8.

NewsCorp Coverage of Romney Predominantly Negative

After a scathing editorial about Romney in the Wall Street Journal, questions were raised about Murdoch and NewsCorp’s commitment to the presumptive GOP nominee. Typically right-leaning and favorable to GOP…

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