It was the dominant story for much of the year, but it’s been taking it’s lumps from other hot topics – but like an aging prizefighter, the economic crisis raised its aching body from the mat and was once again the top story of the week of 6/8/09-6/14/09, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism. But just barely, with just 13% of available time and space.
The shooting at the Holocaust Museum was the only other story in double digits, and was #1 in some media categories. Two media didn’t have any story in double digits.
All in all, it indicates well rounded coverage, with a lot of things going on in the world but no one single news hog event.
|Holocaust Museum shooting||11%||x||8%||9%||20%||14%|
|Health care debate||7%||5%||3%||2%||11%||11%|
|US auto industry||6%||9%||x||8%||x||4%|
|Air France plane vanishes/Brazil||3%||x||7%||5%||x||x|
|Kansas doctor killed||x||3%||x||x||x||x|
|VA gubernatorial primaries||x||x||4%||x||x||x|
|Who leads GOP||x||x||x||2%||5%||x|
|Clark Rockefeller kidnapping charges||x||x||x||x||3%||x|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism