Topic: Newsmakers

Chart shows percentage of statements from Joe Biden in election coverage, out of total statements from the Obama campaign. Time frame is May 1 – August 24.

Overview of Joe Biden’s Role in the 2012 Campaign

Recent comments by Joe Biden have raised questions from analysts about whether he will stay on the Democratic ticket with Obama. Since May, discussion of Biden has been accompanied with…

Chart shows percentage of statements from newsmakers outside of the campaigns that are about Romney (red) and about Obama (blue). Time frame is May 1-August 22.

Ryan Creates Biggest Buzz for Romney Campaign All Summer

Ryan’s entrance into the presidential race created a huge spike in discussion of the Romney campaign. It was the biggest spike in discussion about Romney from third-party newsmakers all summer,…

Chart shows percentage of positive statements about Mitt Romney distributed by newsmaker. Time frame is August 11-17.

Ryan is Driving Positive Coverage for Romney

In his first week as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan has helped contribute positive coverage toward the Romney campaign. Last week, positive coverage toward Romney almost eclipsed his negative…

Chart shows percentage of statements in election coverage that came from Citizen newsmakers. Time frame is May 1 – August 17.

Before Ryan Selection, Citizens Were Gaining VoiceShare

Up until Ryan was picked to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, Citizen VoiceShare was increasing steadily for the first time since mid-June. As was the case during the GOP primaries,…

Chart shows percentage of statements among the top 5 most-covered Romney VP candidates, broken down by sentiment. Time frame is June 1-August 10.

Ryan was Attack Dog Candidate with Biggest Teeth

Leading up to Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan for GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan was the most effective campaign surrogate among Romney’s VP long list. In the past three…

Left: Chart shows sentiment toward Mitt Romney in election coverage one week before Ryan was selected as VP nominee. Time frame is August 1-9. Right: Chart shows sentiment toward Mitt Romney following his selection for Ryan as VP nominee. Time frame is August 10-14.

Paul Ryan Media Honeymoon: So Far, So Good

On Friday August 11 Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. While the polling effects of the Ryan pick remains to be seen, the impact on…

Chart shows distribution of percentage of statements made by newsmakers who are on the long list for Romney’s Vice Presidential nominee in articles that mention the terms “vice president”. Former presidential candidates Bachmann, Gingrich and Santorum excluded. Time frame is July 1 – August 7.

Media Picks Portman For Romney VP Nominee

Among the long list of contenders for Romney’s VP, Marco Rubio has had the highest VoiceShare over the past three months. However, the media has amplified Rob Portman’s voice to…

Chart shows statements from Obama’s campaign staff categorized by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 4.

Obama Letting Staff Do Dirty Work

Since June 1, Obama has played a smaller role within his campaign than has Romney. His staff has also been responsible for most of the offense while Obama himself has…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks distributed by topic and sentiment. Time frame is April 17 – August 1.

Voice of The Institution

Agenda-driven newsmakers that represent Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups, Non-Profits/NGO’s and Think Tanks have most of their coverage about social issues. Out of these three types of newsmakers, those representing Lobbyist/Advocacy Groups have…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Romney and Obama from newsmakers outside of the campaigns. Time frame is April 17 – July 26.

Romney Discussed More Than Obama in Election Coverage

Newsmakers from outside the Obama and Romney campaigns have discussed Mitt Romney more than Barack Obama in coverage of the general election. When discussing Romney, his campaign strategy and character…

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