Topic : issues

Chart shows percentage of statements about the top 5 topics among the top 5 newspapers in the past month. “Other” represents all topics outside of the top 5. Time frame is May 17 – June 14.

Top Newspapers Show Different Coverage Foci

Coverage by topic is extremely varied among the top five newspapers who reported on the presidential election in the past month. While all five newspapers share the same five topics…

Chart shows percent of total statements about Campaign Strategy (black), Economy (green) and Social Issues (red). Time Frame is May 1 – May 29.

General Election Strategy Shapes Coverage

In the second half of May, election coverage became increasingly about campaign strategy rather than policy issues. On May 14, the percent of quotes about campaign strategy was only 17%…

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