The continuing drama over the debt standoff in Washington last week drove coverage of the economy to its second highest mark in 2011 and the highest level in three months.
Meanwhile press attention to a mushrooming media scandal also doubled in the past week.
From July 11-17, the U.S. economy—driven by the stalemated talks over the budget deficit and debt ceiling—accounted for more than a third (37%) of the newshole, according to the News Coverage Index from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Read the full report, A Washington Standoff and a London Scandal Lead the News
, on the Pew Center for Excellence in Journalism Web site.