The shootings at Fort Hood was the top story among US journalism outlets for the second week in a row, although this time it was not by a unanimous verdict across all media, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism survey for 11/9-15/09. Radio, the lone dissenter, put the story #3.
The usual suspects of late were also at the top of the charts – the economy, health care and Afghanistan. The Fort Hood story easily took the overall top slot with 20% of the newshole. The economy and the health care debate were the only others to get into double-digits, but just barely with 11% each.
Four of the items on the overall top ten list were specific to the week and therefore unlikely to make a repeat appearance next week, including stories about Veterans Day, the Berlin Wall anniversary, the advent of Hurricane Ida and the execution of the DC sniper.
|Fort Hood shootings||20%||16%||14%||22%||30%||14%|
|Health care debate||11%||8%||5%||7%||19%||17%|
|DC sniper execution||3%||3%||8%||x||x||1%|
|Berlin Wall anniversary||2%||x||4%||x||3%||2%|
|Events in Iraq||x||4%||x||x||x||x|
|Obama Asia trip||x||4%||x||x||x||x|
|NASA moon bombing||x||x||3%||x||x||x|
|US airline industry||x||x||x||2%||x||x|
|Iraq War homefront||x||x||x||x||1%||x|
|Supreme Court actions||x||x||x||x||x||2%|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism