PEJ News Coverage Index: April 2-8, 2012. Romney's Coverage is Mixed, His Rivals Do Worse

Apr 10, 2012

Even though Mitt Romney moved closer to clinching his party's nomination with wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, no presidential candidate fared well in the campaign news narrative last week.

The best Romney could say was the narrative about him in the press was mixed last week, but that was better than his rivals, according to the Campaign 2012 in the Media, a weekly tracking of the tone and volume of coverage of the candidates by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Romney's portrayal in the press was also better last week than the one received by the sitting president, Barack Obama, who endured a third consecutive down week after a period of somewhat improved coverage in February and early March.

Read the full PEJ Election Report, Romney's Coverage is Mixed, His Rivals Do Worse, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism website.

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