Barack Obama and Rick Perry Drive the Week’s News…(PEJ)
According to the PEJ News Coverage Index: August 15-21, 2011
Barack Obama and Rick Perry Drive the Week’s News. Here’s the official breakdown:
The economy and presidential election led the news agenda last week as two men vying for the same job played a dominant role in those narratives — President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
From August 15-21, the economy was the top story, accounting for 25% of the newshole according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. That marked the ninth straight week the subject has topped the news even as the level of economic coverage dropped for the third consecutive week. More here…