Topic : economy

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 discussion of economy over time by Obama, Romney and All Other Newsmakers. Trend lines are based on percentage of discussion on economy out of total discussion from each newsmaker. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

Beyond the Candidates

Today’s post breaks down the coverage of three different newsmakers: Obama, Romney, and everyone else (All Other Newsmakers) and their coverage on the economy. The chart below displays the percentage…

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 amount of coverage dedicated to the Economy, Taxes, Entitlements and Social Issues by the Wall Street Journal compared with all other print outlets in 4thEstate’s statistical data sample. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

Election Coverage Wrap-Up: The Wall Street Journal

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 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 about the economy in election media coverage over time. Monthly BLS job report releases indicated by dates. Time frame is April 1-October 30.

The Role of the Economy in This Year’s Election Coverage

The economy has been the overarching issue of this year’s election cycle. Mitt Romney has attacked Obama for not being able to improve the economy more quickly, and Obama has…

Chart shows coverage breakdown by percentage of total election coverage of Debates, Economy, Horse Race, and Strategy. Time frame is Oct 1-28.

Last Lap Conversation Topics: Horse Race, Strategy & Economy

As the month of October has come and gone, the coverage of the election has shifted. Starting in early October, topical discussion of the Debates was at the forefront of…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney broken out by topic. Time frame is October 22-25.

Analysis of the Final Presidential Debate

In the final Presidential debate held last Monday, the theme was foreign policy. However, campaign issues (strategy, general debate recap, horse race status, etc) made up 29% of the coverage…

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