Topic: Issues

Chart shows top 10 topics with sentiment distribution that citizen newsmakers have toward Mitt Romney. Time Frame is April 11 – May 21.

Romney’s Character a Problem for Citizens

4thEstate published a post on April 1 that highlighted how the media was amplifying that citizens favored Santorum’s personality over Romney’s, over which they were repeatedly quoted as being skeptical…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Citizen newsmakers about Candidate Character (orange) and Social Issues (red). Time frame is January 2 – May 15.

Gay Marriage Riles Citizen Newsmakers

For the duration of the GOP Primary, citizen newsmakers discussed candidate Character (orange) more than any other message on a consistent basis. It has been a constant theme that the…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Social Issues and the Economy. Time frame is April 12-May 10.

The Effect of Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement

Obama’s announcement that he supported same-sex marriage caused an enormous spike in discussion of Social Issues (red). In the past two weeks, discussion of social issues in election coverage has…

Chart shows distribution of sentiment of statements from Romney concerning Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and National Security. Date range is April 24-May 5

Romney’s Mixed Foreign Policy Messaging

In the backlash of Biden’s comments about Romney’s ineptitude on foreign policy and national security – “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive” – Romney reacted swiftly to…

Shows spike in discussion of Foreign Policy connected to anniversary of Bin Laden's death

Anniversary of Bin Laden’s Death Sparks Election Moshpit

Marking the one year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Barack Obama and Joe Biden used the accomplishment to attack Mitt Romney on his foreign policy record. Even Bill Clinton…

2 May War on Women Life Cycle-450

“War on Women” Forgotten After One Week

Following Hilary Rosen’s comments on CNN about Ann Romney, a large discourse erupted over the “war on women” and women’s role in society. This discourse is reflected in the Social…

Chart shows positive and negative sentiment of coverage toward Newt Gingrich from Jan 2-Apr 15.

Newt Gingrich’s Biggest Fan Was… Himself

Today we are comparing GNI NewsPoll data results of Newt Gingrich’s media coverage with that of the Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism’s (PEJ) in their study on…

Chart shows topic distribution of media coverage of Romney from January 2-April 15

Romney’s Character Focus of GOP Race

According to the Pew Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) study on “How the Media Covered the 2012 Primary Campaign”, only 12% of Romney’s coverage was focused on his…

Chart Shows sentiment toward Romney from female sources not working for a campaign, among policy-related issues. March 15-April 12.

Females Display Distrust for Romney

Excluding coverage of the horse race and looking only at policy issues, 60% of statements about Romney from female newsmakers not working for a campaign concern Social Issues (abortion, gay…

Chart shows trend in statements about Mitt Romney’s campaign strategy and position in the election. March 21-April 17

Romney’s Discourse Strategy Shifts for November

Statements concerning Mitt Romney’s position in the race for GOP nominee dropped drastically following Santorum’s exit.  On April 3rd, 41% of statements about Romney concerned his position in the race,…

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