Fred Thompson puts the focus on the campaign


One-time events crowded out a lot of the ongoing coverage type stories during the week of 10/7/07-10/12/07, according to the latest news coverage study from the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Shootings in Cleveland and Wisconsin received play in the media. But no single story was able to eclipse the ongoing coverage of the presidential race. The first debate for latecomer Fred Thompson (R-TN) was the cause for much of the attention. In an otherwise fairly diffuse coverage week, it was the one and only story that made all five individual top ten lists. The flip side is that there were ten stories that only made it on one list. Scandals involving athlete Marion Jones and Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) were the biggest stories to completely disappear.