The five media surveyed by the Project for Excellence in Journalism expressed a great deal of disagreement on which stories were deserving of the spotlight during the week of 10/14/07-10/19/07, but they all agreed that the 2008 presidential campaign was deserving of some degree, putting it back on top of the chart with an 11% overall share of the newshole. No other story earned above 6%, which was the score that Pakistan events earned thanks to a strong showing online. Adding Iraq, Pakistan and terrorism stories together, however, gets one to 18% overall, underscoring the ongoing focus on Mideast strife. The biggest story from the previous week to disappear from the top ten charts entirely was the student shooting in Cleveland.
|Putin’s trip to Iran||x||x||6%||x||x||x|
|Pedophile in Thailand||x||x||4%||x||x||x|
|October heat wave||x||x||x||2%||x||x|
|Dalai Lama to US||x||x||x||x||3%||2%|
|Randi Rhodes incident||x||x||x||x||x||4%|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism