Topic : print media

Chart shows percentage of statements about Fundraising in election coverage. Time frame is January 1 – July 6.

Fundraising is Not a Campaign Issue

The topic of campaign fundraising has not been a major topic of discussion in media coverage of the election. Coverage of the topic since May has minimally appeared in print…

Chart shows percentage of statements in print coverage of the election that are about different topics. Time frame is January 2 – June 22.

Policy Issues Pushing Campaign Issues Aside

In major print media, coverage of policy issues has overtaken coverage of the campaign and candidate-centric discussion for the first time this since the beginning of the GOP primary. Starting…

Chart shows VoiceShare of female newsmakers (percent of statements from females) in articles of the top fifteen print journalists (based on statement volume per journalist) with statements from candidates excluded from sample (red) and included (blue). Time Frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Gender Gap Among Top Print Journalists

Statements from female newsmakers only make up 20% or more of statements in articles from four of the top ten journalists when candidate statements are excluded. Aaron Gould Sheinin of…

Chart shows VoiceShare (percent of statements from females) in articles of top 15 print outlets (based on total statement volume per newspaper). Time frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Female Newsmaker Representation in Print Media

Including candidate statements (blue), female VoiceShare does not rise above 19%, hovering just between 10-15% for the majority of the top newspapers. The worst offender among top newspapers is the…

Chart shows VoiceShare of citizen newsmakers (percent of statements from citizens) in articles of the top ten print newspapers (based on statement volume per newspaper) with statements from candidates excluded from sample (red) and included (blue). Time Frame is Nov 1 – May 15.

Citizens Lack Voice Among Top Newspapers

Including candidate statements (blue), citizen VoiceShare does not rise above 20%, hovering just above 10% for the majority of the top newspapers. The worst offender among top newspapers is the…

Chart shows VoiceShare of Men and Women newsmakers. ‘Other’ represents statements from organizations or groups that have been labeled as a single newsmaker.  Excludes statements from Presidential candidates.  January 2 – May 4.

Where are the Female Voices?

In print, radio and television media, female newsmakers are dramatically under-represented. In all three mediums, male newsmakers make up around 70% of the statements and females hover in the 20%…

Chart Shows total volume of quotes in print articles about the election from GNI’s NewsPoll sample.

Print Coverage Volume Hits Lowest Point Since January

With Santorum out of the race for Republican nominee, Mitt Romney has unofficially claimed the spot.  This has caused media coverage to evaporate and hit its lowest point since the…

Chart Shows sentiment toward Romney from female sources not working for a campaign, among policy-related issues. March 15-April 12.

Females Display Distrust for Romney

Excluding coverage of the horse race and looking only at policy issues, 60% of statements about Romney from female newsmakers not working for a campaign concern Social Issues (abortion, gay…

Chart shows percentage of total statements/quotes that are positive to Romney and Positive to Santorum in the past month.

Santorum Praised for Strong Campaign

Percentage of total statements that were positive about Santorum increased from 2% on April 8th to 9% on April 11. This occurred due to Santorum’s exit from the race on…

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NPR First to Reach General Election Mode

Rick Santorum officially dropped out of the race today, but as noted in a previous post, the mainstream media as a group behaved as if the race was over for…

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