Topic : social issues

Chart shows coverage of Social Issues over time. Time frame is Jan 1-Nov 6, 2012.

Coverage of Social Issues Among Top Newspapers

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 coverage of Social Issues among…

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 distribution of election coverage by The San Francisco Chronicle by topic. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012.

Election Coverage Wrap Up: San Francisco Chronicle

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 Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks distributed by topic and sentiment. Time frame is April 17 – August 1.

Voice of The Institution

Agenda-driven newsmakers that represent Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks have most of their coverage about social issues. Out of these three types of newsmakers, those representing Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups have…

Chart shows percent of quotes in election coverage about Immigration (brown), Social Issues (red), Economy (green), and Healthcare (blue). Time frame is April 17 – July 12.

Coverage Spike of Healthcare Ruling Was Brief

The healthcare ruling on June 28th caused a huge spike in coverage on healthcare in election coverage. It was the highest spike of any policy issue since general election coverage…

Chart shows percentage of statement from Mitt Romney that were Negative to Obama (purple) and Neutral (gray). Time frame is April 21 – May 19.

Romney Sidetracked by Gay Marriage Discussion

Percentage of statements from Mitt Romney that were negative to Barack Obama decreased significantly due to the discourse on gay marriage. From May 4 to May 7, 55% of statements…

Chart shows top 10 topics with sentiment distribution that citizen newsmakers have toward Barack Obama. Time Frame is April 11 – May 15.

Obama Won Citizen Backing With Gay Marriage Endorsment

Since Santorum dropped out of the race on April 10, statements from citizen newsmakers about Obama have concerned his personality and background (Character) more than other issues. 23% of statements…

Chart shows distribution of topic and sentiment of statements by the Obama campaign. Includes statements from Barack Obama. Time frame is April 13-May 11.

Obama Campaign Stokes Fire on Social Issues

In our last post, “The Effect of Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement”, we discussed how Biden and Obama’s announcements on gay marriage brought Social Issues discussion back into focus, causing a…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Social Issues and the Economy. Time frame is April 12-May 10.

The Effect of Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement

Obama’s announcement that he supported same-sex marriage caused an enormous spike in discussion of Social Issues (red). In the past two weeks, discussion of social issues in election coverage has…

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“War on Women” Forgotten After One Week

Following Hilary Rosen’s comments on CNN about Ann Romney, a large discourse erupted over the “war on women” and women’s role in society. This discourse is reflected in the Social…

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