Chart Shows volume and sentiment of statements about Newt Gingrich from top 10 national newspapers. January 2-April 26.

Georgia’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed hometown hero Newt Gingrich considerable favoritism. 34% of Gingrich’s coverage was positive, significantly higher than any other national newspaper. The volume of statements about Gingrich was also higher in the Journal-Constitution. Over 27% of statements about Gingrich in national print newspapers were from the Journal-Constitution, 7% more content than the Washington Post and the New York Times combined. With Gingrich’s exit from the race and the general election coming into focus, it will be interesting to track the changes in coverage of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.