The election fired back over the 50% point during the 3/3/08-3/9/08, according to the lastest survey from the Project for Excellence in Journalism, finally resting at 52%, fueled by another 77% tunnel-vision performance from the cable sector.
Radio was about at par with 54% coverage and network TV was just under at 48% The economy continued its run as the top also-ran, and the total media top ten coverage chart reverted to its 2008 pattern of having ample room for stories on the hit parade with a mere 1-share. Four of them qualified this time around.
And here’s something we can’t ever remember happening since PEJ began producing these charts a little over a year ago: Although there are four foreign categories on the list, and domestic terrorism also qualified, there is not one mention of Iraq to be found.
|Times Sq. blast||2%||x||6%||2%||3%||1%|
|South America tensions||1%||x||3%||3%||<1%||1%|
|UNC student killed||1%||x||3%||3%||1%||x|
|War on terror||x||2%||x||x||x||x|
|6 dead in Memphis||x||x||3%||x||x||x|
|Health care debate||x||x||x||x||x||1%|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism