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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 coverage in NPR’s Morning Edition broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: NPR Morning Edition

While the 4th Estate Project works on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about the summer election coverage of specific media. Similar to…

Chart shows percentage of coverage in the Miami Herald broken down by topic and sentiment. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Miami Herald

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts about election coverage of the summer. In their…

Chart shows topic and sentiment of statements in Washington Post’s election coverage. Time frame is June 1 – August 24.

Summer Spotlight: Washington Post

While the 4thEstate is working to catch up on processing the coverage from the RNC and DNC, we are releasing short posts from election coverage of the summer. Over the…

Chart shows percentage of statements from the Romney campaign broken out by topic and sentiment. Time frame is August 27-31.

GOP Convention Focused on Character

Statements from Romney and his campaign staff during the RNC, which includes both amplifications of speeches and other statements, were heavily focused on Candidate Character. Over one-third (34.4%) of statements…

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…

Chart shows positive and negative sentiment of statements about Romney’s Character in election coverage from newsmakers outside of the campaigns. Time frame is July 27 – August 24.

Ryan Improves the Romney Brand

Coverage of Mitt Romney’s character had a positive spike following his choice of Paul Ryan as running mate. This positive coverage was due to Paul Ryan’s likeability, which helps improve…

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 articles about the presidential election written by male and female journalists during the GOP Primary and General Election.

Men are Telling the Stories of Election 2012

Male journalists have been the primary ‘storytellers’ of this year’s election news since January. During the GOP Primaries and General Election, men have had their stories published in the traditional…

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,…

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