In print coverage of the election, a significant portion of the attributed statements are from the two candidates. Mitt Romney has had significantly higher VoiceShare among major print outlets’ election coverage since June.
Romney Has Higher VoiceShare Than Obama Among Major Print Outlets
In front page stories, these five newspapers have printed the most coverage on the election since June 1. In their coverage, a significant portion has consisted of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Between 19-25% of statements in their election coverage since June have consisted of candidate statements. Additionally, statements from Mitt Romney have far outweighed the number of statements from Barack Obama. In election coverage by The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, the ratio of statements from each candidate is about 3:1 in favor of Romney. The Wall Street Journal has had the most evenly distributed VoiceShare between the two candidates in their front-page coverage, with Romney having only 1.5% more statements than Obama.