PEJ News Coverage Index: Jan. 21 - 26, 2007, Politics, War, and a Crucial Speech

  • January 31, 2007
  • By Mark Jurkowitz

Three deeply intertwined subjects -- the debate over U.S. strategy in Iraq, the speech defending that strategy, and the emerging campaign to succeed that speech's author -- finished in a virtual tie for the top story in the news this week according to PEJ's News Coverage Index.

Together the three stories made up nearly 40% of the newshole in our Index of the news from January 21 to 26, seeming to reflect the growing convergence between the Iraq war and U.S. politics with a presidential election now visible on the distant horizon.

Read the full article and view charts on the Project for Excellence in Journalism's Web site.