Most media have pulled back on 2012 presidential election coverage now that the Republican nomination has been all but decided. But cable still invested over 40% of its time to that story during the week of 4/23-29, according the latest Project for Excellence Report.
Radio also gave the narrative a good airing, investing 25% of its time and leading to a 20% overall share of the total newshole. No other story made it into double digits.
The News of the World hacking scandal was on the top 10 list in a tie for #7 with 3% coverage. The story, which implicates News Corp., has some watchdogs calling for revocation of the company’s US broadcast television licenses, not to mention asking for congressional investigations.
|2012 presidential election||20%||8%||15%||11%||42%||25%|
|Secret Svc prostitute scandal||4%||x||3%||10%||6%||x|
|John Edwards Scandal||4%||x||4%||9%||4%||x|
|Trayvon Martin shooting||3%||x||3%||4%||4%||x|
|Middle East unrest||3%||8%||x||x||2%||x|
|2012 non-presidential elections||x||5%||x||x||x||x|
|Charle Taylor war crimes trial||x||2%||3%||x||x||2%|
|Osama bin Laden killed||x||x||x||3%||x||x|
|US airline industry||x||x||x||2%||x||x|
|Mad Cow Disease||x||x||x||x||x||2%|
|Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism|