The Project for Excellence in Journalism news coverage chart for the week of 9/16/07-9/21/07 had a familiar name on top of the list. O.J. Simpson found a way to get on top of the news cycle these many years after his trial for murder back in 1994. This time he’s accused of armed robbery in a dispute over some sports memorabilia. But the coverage of this event, which led the week overall with 13% of media attention, was far from even. And if you guessed that cable news outlets drove the coverage, you’d be correct — they gave the story a full 33% of their news hole. By contrast, on radio the sordid saga was #5/4%, and it got an even bigger yawn from newspapers, at #10/2%. On the Iraq policy front there was some ongoing discussion of the Petraeus report, fueled in part by a sideshow involving a MoveOn.org ad in the New York Times, but at 5% overall, it was way down from the previous week’s 36% blanket coverage.
|Mukasey AG nomination||4%||7%||5%||3%||x||4%|
|Hsu fundraising scandal||x||5%||x||2%||x||x|
|FL student tasered||x||x||x||x||3%||6%|
|Dan Rather lawsuit||x||x||x||x||x||3%|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism