Topic : Washington Post

Charts show coverage of the economy over time, as a percentage of each newspapers total election coverage. Time frame is May 1-November 6, 2012

Coverage of the Economy Among Top Newspapers

In today’s post, we are analyzing the coverage of the economy by top national print outlets from January to November. In the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the…

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 the key sources in the Washington Post front page coverage of Election 2012 from January 1 - November 6, 2012.

Election Coverage Wrap-up: Washington Post Sources

Today, the 4th Estate is starting a series that examines how different media covered Election 2012 on their front pages. The series will study various sourcing, sentiment and topical patterns…

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 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 percent of positive statements toward each candidate out of total coverage in each print outlet. Time frame is April 17 – July 11.

Top Print Outlets Amplify Very Little Positive Coverage

The top national print outlets covering the election have been amplifying very little positive coverage toward Obama and Romney since late April. The topics on which each candidate is receiving…

Chart shows percentage of statements about the top 5 topics among the top 5 newspapers in the past month. “Other” represents all topics outside of the top 5. Time frame is May 17 – June 14.

Top Newspapers Show Different Coverage Foci

Coverage by topic is extremely varied among the top five newspapers who reported on the presidential election in the past month. While all five newspapers share the same five topics…

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…

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