Topic : media patterns

Chart shows sentiment of statements in articles on the election toward Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Percentage of neutral statements not shown. Time frame is April 17 – June 23.

New York Times vs. Boston Globe Coverage

The New York Times and Boston Globe both amplify more negative sentiment than positive about the two candidates thus far in their respective coverage of the General Election. The candidate…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe. “Other” represents statements about neither candidate. Time frame is May 1 – May 29.

Marked Contrast in SF Chronicle vs. Boston Globe Coverage

In the month of May, the coverage of the Presidential Election candidates was markedly different between the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe. In the San Francisco Chronicle, 70%…

Chart shows VoiceShare (percentage of statements about/from) Obama and Romney in election coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post. Time frame is April 15 – May 13.

New York Times Ramps up Obama Coverage

In the past month, the New York Times has covered Barack Obama significantly more than the Washington Post. In Chart 1, we can see that just under half (44%) of…

Chart shows sentiment distribution of statements about Newt Gingrich from top five corporations that covered him. Excludes statements from Gingrich made about himself.

NewsCorp Not Only Media Corporation That Was Anti-Gingrich

On May 3 we posited the question “Were Murdoch and NewsCorp Slanted in Favor of Romney and Against Gingrich?”. This was in response to Gingrich’s claim that “Fox has been…

Chart shows distribution of coverage of the top five policy issues, excluding campaign-centric coverage. The ‘Other’ category represents policy issues not in the top five. Time frame is February 27 – May 5.

CNN and Fox News Programs Amplify Different Policy Issues

Two nightly news programs on different networks – Fox’s Special Report with Brett Baier and CNN’s John King USA – have varying foci of coverage on policy issues. Over one…

3 May Gingrich NewsCorp bias-450

Were Murdoch and NewsCorp Anti-Gingrich?

On April 11, Gingrich made the claim that “Fox has been for Romney all the way through”. 4thEstate NewsPoll data shows that coverage of Gingrich among NewsCorp outlets shows that…

Chart Shows volume and sentiment of statements about Gingrich from top 10 national newspapers, including Atlanta Journal Constitution, New York Times and Washington Post. January 2-April 26.

Gingrich Heavily Favored at Home

Georgia’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed hometown hero Newt Gingrich considerable favoritism. 34% of Gingrich’s coverage was positive, significantly higher than any other national newspaper. The volume of statements about Gingrich was…

Mitt Romney sentiment shows drastic difference between major papers in his two home states

Why is Detroit Free Press Twice as Positive Toward Romney than Boston Globe?

From January 1 to the present, sentiment toward Mitt Romney has been very different between the two major newspapers of his native home state, Michigan (Detroit Free Press) and his…

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