PEJ New Media Index: Bloggers Focus on Two Favorite Subjects—Health Care and Global Warming

Apr 08, 2010

The blogosphere and social media debated two familiar and controversial subjects last week: health care and global warming.

The mainstream press and even Twitter shifted some attention to subjects other than health care reform after weeks of sustained focus. But the political fallout of the bill continued to lead the discussion in the blogosphere, a medium made up heavily of commentary and debate.

From March 29-April 2, 19% of the week’s links in the blogosphere concerned health care, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. This is the third straight week that it has been the top subject, although the level of attention was less than a third of what it had been a week earlier.

Read the full report Bloggers Focus on Two Favorite Subjects: Health Care and Global Warming on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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