News Coverage of Immigration 2007

Sep 25, 2008

In a year dominated by the war in Iraq and the 2008 presidential campaign coverage, how much media attention did immigration receive? Which aspects of the immigration issue did the media most tune into? What was not covered? And who provided the most coverage?

As comprehensive news coverage of 2007 from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) shows, the war and the presidential election consumed nearly a third of the overall newshole. And the debate over U.S. immigration policy was able to secure itself a position within the top 10 stories of the year. It was the fourth biggest story overall for 2007.

Read the full report News Coverage of Immigration 2007 on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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