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Chart shows percentage of statements from the Romney campaign with the mention of the word “medicare”, broken down my topic and sentiment. Time frame is July 23 – August 20.

How the Campaigns Have Framed Medicare

The Obama team has wrapped up the Medicare issue into the larger context of the Healthcare system and the National Budget. On the other hand Romney, Ryan and their team…

Chart shows sentiment of statements in election coverage by the Chicago Tribune. Time frame is May 1 – August 18.

Obama Cannot Count on Hometown Support

Since May, election coverage in the Chicago Tribune has been very negative to Obama. Romney and Ryan piled on the negative coverage last week, but negativity toward Obama has been…

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 about Candidate Character (orange) and Entitlements (purple) out of total election coverage over time. Time frame is July 20 - August 17.

The Ryan Conversation: Entitlements and His Biography

Discussion of Medicare and Ryan’s background caused coverage of Entitlements and Candidate Character to skyrocket. In the first week following Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan for his running mate,…

Breakdown of issues and sentiments in the coverage of the San Francisco - broken down by Obama and Romney campaign voices.

Spotlight: San Francisco Chronicle

Today’s Sunday spotlight focuses on the patterns of the coverage of the San Francisco Chronicle during the general election. For the purpose of all the charts in this post, we…

Chart shows percent of content in which “Paul Ryan” was mentioned, distributed by television media outlet. Time frame is April 15-August 11.

Ryan’s TV Coverage: Pre-VP Selection

Prior to Romney picking Paul Ryan to be his GOP VP running mate over the weekend, Ryan had not been covered very much in election coverage on television broadcast. Statements…

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 coverage ratio among Fundraising (green), Advertising & Ad Buys (yellow) and Super PACs (indigo). Time frame is July 1 – August 9.

Super PACs Not Central to Money in Politics Coverage

Since the beginning of July, coverage of the role of money in the presidential campaigns has been rising. While Super PACs have generated considerable discussion, coverage of the fundraising, advertising…

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