Topic: Newsmakers

Chart shows percentage of statements from congress people, broken down by Senators and Representatives, and also broken down by party affiliation. Time frame is September 1-October 31.

Members of Congress in Presidential Election Coverage

In election coverage since September 1, US Senators have been quoted more than Representatives. Of the two groups, almost 70% of statements in election coverage from September 1-October 31 have…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney broken out by topic. Time frame is October 22-25.

Analysis of the Final Presidential Debate

In the final Presidential debate held last Monday, the theme was foreign policy. However, campaign issues (strategy, general debate recap, horse race status, etc) made up 29% of the coverage…

Chart shows percentage of statements with sentiment from citizen newsmakers. Neutral statements excluded from dataset. Time frame is Oct 3-Oct 21.

Hey, Citizens are Starting to Like Romney

Throughout the majority of this year’s Presidential campaign, Obama had led the likability contest among those voters who have been amplified by the media (i.e. they have been sued as…

Chart shows ratio of VoiceShare between Romney and Obama in major print outlets from October 3-16.

Romney’s VoiceShare Heading into Last Two Debates

In election coverage from October 3-16 among major print outlets, statements from Romney were amplified much more than statements from Obama. Out of statements of only the two candidates, Romney…

Chart of key people's VoiceShare from May 15th through October 15th.

The Back-Up Vocalists Of Election 2012

Obviously, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been the biggest voices on the stage of Election 2012. As we approach the finish line of the election, we decided to take…

Chart shows sentiment of statements about Obama in articles that mention “Clinton” and those that do not. Time frame is June 1 – September 26.

Bill Clinton: A Boon for Obama

Bill Clinton has been a positive force for Barack Obama in his campaign. In coverage that discusses the former President, sentiment toward Barack is more positive. Bill Clinton has been…

Chart shows sentiment breakdown of statements from declared Republican newsmakers in election coverage. Time frame is Septemner 16-22.

Romney Receives Republican Wrath

Last week Romney received more negative sentiment in election coverage from fellow Republicans outside of his campaign than did Obama. His “47% video” was rebuked by GOP Congressional candidates who…

Chart shows percentage of statements on Foreign Policy broken out by newsmaker. Time frame is August 23-September 20.

Netanyahu Enters Election Fray

In the past few weeks, as Foreign Policy discussion in election coverage has increased, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got VoiceShare on the issue. As Israel and Iran are major…

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 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…

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