Last week was one of the most varied in the news so far this year.
The week’s biggest story, the 2008 presidential campaign, made up only 8% of the news hole in PEJ’s weekly News Coverage Index, which examines 48 different news outlets.
That was the second-smallest total for a “top story” measured in 2007. (The smallest was the coverage of Campaign 2008 the week of February 25, when it received 7% of that week’s coverage).
The weekly percentage of coverage may have been small, but the campaign has been one of the top stories throughout the year and was the top story in the recently released News Index for the second quarter of 2007.
Read the full article A Varied Week for News at the Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.