Topic : entitlements

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 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 the breakdown of election coverage by topic in the two days following the first Presidential debate. Time frame is October 4-5.

Follow Up Coverage of First Debate Focused on Theatrics

In the two days of coverage following the first debate between Obama and Romney, media coverage was focused on the debate in terms of the theatrics of the candidates instead…

Chart shows break down of election coverage by topic. Time frame is September 9-26.

A Look At Top Election Issues Before and After Conventions

After a summer of hollow election coverage, post-convention coverage has seen policy issues beginning to make their way onto the landscape. Political analysts and pundits are also talking about the…

Chart shows sentiment breakdown of statements from declared Republican newsmakers in election coverage. Time frame is Septemner 16-22.

Romney Receives Republican Wrath

Last week Romney received more negative sentiment in election coverage from fellow Republicans outside of his campaign than did Obama. His “47% video” was rebuked by GOP Congressional candidates who…

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 percentage of statements about Candidate Character (orange) and Entitlements (purple) out of total election coverage over time. Time frame is July 20 - August 17.

The Ryan Conversation: Entitlements and His Biography

Discussion of Medicare and Ryan’s background caused coverage of Entitlements and Candidate Character to skyrocket. In the first week following Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan for his running mate,…

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