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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 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 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 that are Neutral (grey), Negative to Obama (purple), and Negative to Romney (orange) in election coverage over time. Time frame is June 25 – July 23.

The Art of Neutrality

Media coverage of the election has been filled with heated rhetoric and personal attacks, leading to high ratio of sentimental coverage. The recent rise in statements without sentiment (neutral) and…

Chart shows topic and sentiment distribution of statements that include the word “tax”. Time frame is November 1 – July 16.

Tax Debate a Double Edged Sword for Romney

Romney’s tax returns have been a major focus of the Obama campaign strategy and have complicated the discussion about taxes by making it about Mitt Romney’s Taxes, not tax policy….

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