Topic : voiceshare

Chart show sentiment of statements in election coverage by selected newspapers. Time frame is October 25-November 5.

Top Newspapers Provided Little Aid To Obama in Final Stretch

In the election coverage by a handful of the nation’s top newspapers from October 25-November 5, Obama received significant negative coverage. In all of the newspapers shown in the chart…

Chart shows percentage of statements from members of the Romney campaign team broken down by newsmaker and sentiment. Statements from Mitt Romney excluded from data set. Time frame is September 1-October 31.

Fall Bench Strategies

Back in June, 4thEstate published a post on the bench strategies used by the Obama and Romney campaigns. Today, we are looking at the behavior of the Romney and Obama…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage from third-party newsmakers (those outside of the campaigns). Time frame is October 1-28.

Citizens Now Writing Election Narrative in Print Media

This is one of many posts from 4thestate about citizen newsmakers. We have followed the trends and patterns of citizens’ role in election media coverage deeply. Other posts about citizens…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in election coverage by each newspaper. Time frame is June 1 – September 27.

Candidate VoiceShare in Print Coverage Slanted Toward Romney

In print coverage of the election, a significant portion of the attributed statements are from the two candidates. Mitt Romney has had significantly higher VoiceShare among major print outlets’ election…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in NPR’s Morning Edition broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: NPR Morning Edition

While the 4th Estate Project works on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about the summer election coverage of specific media. Similar to…

Chart shows topic and sentiment of statements in Washington Post’s election coverage. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Washington Post

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts from election coverage of the summer. Over the…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage that came from Citizen newsmakers. Time frame is May 1 – August 17.

Before Ryan Selection, Citizens Were Gaining VoiceShare

Up until Ryan was picked to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, Citizen VoiceShare was increasing steadily for the first time since mid-June. As was the case during the GOP primaries,…

Chart shows statements from Obama’s campaign staff categorized by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 4.

Obama Letting Staff Do Dirty Work

Since June 1, Obama has played a smaller role within his campaign than has Romney. His staff has also been responsible for most of the offense while Obama himself has…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama out of election coverage in top print outlets. Time frame is April 17 – July 28.

Candidate Coverage Among Top Print Outlets

Among top national print outlets, Mitt Romney has almost double the statements in election coverage than Barack Obama. For newsmakers discussing the candidates in these outlets, the ratio is also…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Republicans (red) and Democrats (blue) among coverage of major issues in election coverage. Excludes statements from Romney and Obama. Time frame is May 1 – July 17.

Republicans Getting More Coverage than Democrats

Since May 1st, Republican newsmakers have received more coverage on major issues than have Democrats. In major print outlets, the gap is even more severe. Although the gap in coverage…

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