PEJ News Coverage Index: February 28-March 6, 2011. As Gaddafi Clings to Power, Media Keep Focus on Middle East

Mar 08, 2011

For the past six weeks, the U.S. mainstream news media have been consumed by two stories.

From Jan. 24 (when Egyptian protests erupted) through March 6, Middle East turmoil (34%) and the U.S. economy (18%) have made up more than half of the news coverage in the mainstream media studied by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

During that time, no other subject has filled more than 3% of the newshole, according to PEJ's News Coverage Index.

Read the full report As Gaddafi Clings to Power, Media Keep Focus on Middle East on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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