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Chart shows percentage of statements about Foreign Policy in Special Report with Bret Baier and Hardball with Chris Matthews that are negative to Romney and Obama. Time frame is August 20 – September 17.

MSNBC and FOX Amp Up Negative Coverage on Foreign Policy

As Foreign Policy reached the spotlight, two TV shows covered it with significant negative coverage toward opposite candidates. Negative coverage on Foreign Policy for these shows has been almost double…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy broken out by sentiment. Time frame is August 20-November 17.

The Foreign Policy Game

Obama and Romney have gone negative on Foreign Policy in the past month of election coverage. From third-party newsmakers, Romney has received significant negativity while Obama has gotten some positive…

Chart shows percentage of statements about different issues in election coverage. Only top 5 topics shown. Time frame is August 18 – September 14.

Major Issue Shifts from Pre and Post Convention Coverage

The major topics of election coverage shifted in quantity of coverage from before, during, and after the conventions. Entitlements were of high focus going into the RNC, while Foreign Policy…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Obama and his staff during the DNC broken out by topic and sentiment. Time frame is September 3-8.

DNC Coverage Recap

Speeches by Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton were amplified and covered the most following Barack’s. Topic and sentiment behavior shows that the Obama campaign went positive on the Economy and…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in NPR’s Morning Edition broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: NPR Morning Edition

While the 4th Estate Project works on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about the summer election coverage of specific media. Similar to…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in the Miami Herald broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Miami Herald

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about election coverage of the summer. In their…

Chart shows topic and sentiment of statements in Washington Post’s election coverage. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Washington Post

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts from election coverage of the summer. Over the…

Chart shows percentage of statements from the Romney campaign broken out by topic and sentiment. Time frame is August 27-31.

GOP Convention Focused on Character

Statements from Romney and his campaign staff during the RNC, which includes both amplifications of speeches and other statements, were heavily focused on Candidate Character. Over one-third (34.4%) of statements…

Chart shows percentage of statements from different newsmakers among election coverage during the RNC. Time frame is August 27-31.

Ann Romney, Paul Ryan Speeches Make Big Splashes In RNC Coverage

Behind Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Ann Romney had the highest VoiceShare during the week of coverage of the Republican National Convention. Mitt Romney’s statements were amplified the most across…

Chart shows positive and negative sentiment of statements about Romney’s Character in election coverage from newsmakers outside of the campaigns. Time frame is July 27 – August 24.

Ryan Improves the Romney Brand

Coverage of Mitt Romney’s character had a positive spike following his choice of Paul Ryan as running mate. This positive coverage was due to Paul Ryan’s likeability, which helps improve…

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