Topic : character

Chart shows breakdown of election coverage by the LA Times that was negative to Romney by topic and Party Affiliation. Time frame is May 1-November 6.

Election Coverage Wrap-Up: Los Angeles Times

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 percentage of statements from citizen newsmakers broken down by topic (only top 10 shown) and sentiment. Time frame is October 30-November 6.

Citizens Were Critical of Obama Character and Economy in Final Week

On November 1, 4thEstate published a post about Citizen newsmakers gaining VoiceShare in print election coverage. They played an increasingly larger role in writing the election narrative as Election Day…

Chart shows topic and sentiment breakdown of statements in election coverage on FOX’s Special Report With Bret Baier (only top 10 shown). Time frame is October 25-November 5.

Pre-Election Day Coverage Comparison Between MSNBC and FOX

In election coverage on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews during the final ten days prior to Election Day, there was a heavy focus on Campaign topics. Campaign Strategy consumed 23%…

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…

Chart shows percentage of statements from third-party newsmakers out of total election coverage about Obama and Romney, showing break down of sentiment of those statements within each bar. Statements not about Obama or Romney not shown on chart. Time frame is September 16-22.

Romney’s Rough Week

Last week, the “47% video” caused major negative attention to shift onto Romney, his stance on entitlements, and his character. Following Mother Jones’ leak of Romney’s “47% video” last Monday,…

Chart shows percentage of statements about different issues in election coverage. Only top 5 topics shown. Time frame is August 18 – September 14.

Major Issue Shifts from Pre and Post Convention Coverage

The major topics of election coverage shifted in quantity of coverage from before, during, and after the conventions. Entitlements were of high focus going into the RNC, while Foreign Policy…

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 statements from the Romney campaign broken out by topic and sentiment. Time frame is August 27-31.

GOP Convention Focused on Character

Statements from Romney and his campaign staff during the RNC, which includes both amplifications of speeches and other statements, were heavily focused on Candidate Character. Over one-third (34.4%) of statements…

Chart shows positive and negative sentiment of statements about Romney’s Character in election coverage from newsmakers outside of the campaigns. Time frame is July 27 – August 24.

Ryan Improves the Romney Brand

Coverage of Mitt Romney’s character had a positive spike following his choice of Paul Ryan as running mate. This positive coverage was due to Paul Ryan’s likeability, which helps improve…

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