The Georgia/Russia conflict briefly knocked Campaign 2008 off the top of the Project for Excellence in Journalism media coverage chart, but it was right back on top during the week on 8/14/08-8/24/08 on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. VP speculation was rampant all week, replaced on Saturday 8/23/08 with some veep analysis as Barack Obama revealed his selection of Joe Biden (D-DE). It all propelled the campaign theme to the top of the chart with 35% of the news hole.
Georgia/Russia was still hot enough to hang on to the #3 slot behind the final week of the Olympics. With renewed interest in the state of the US economy, a major political development in Pakistan and a tropical storm to keep tabs on, there was less than the usual amount of attention lavished on other stories by one individual medium or another.
|Tropical storm Fay||7%||x||16%||11%||7%||3%|
|Events in Iraq||3%||7%||5%||x||x||x|
|Madrid plane crash||2%||x||2%||3%||1%||1%|
|Missing girl in FL||1%||x||2%||x||4%||x|
|Tubbs Jones dies||x||x||x||x||2%||x|
|Grand Canyon flooding||x||x||x||x||x||1%|
|Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism|