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Chart shows the breakdown of election coverage by topic in the two days following the first Presidential debate. Time frame is October 4-5.

Follow Up Coverage of First Debate Focused on Theatrics

In the two days of coverage following the first debate between Obama and Romney, media coverage was focused on the debate in terms of the theatrics of the candidates instead…

Chart shows percentage of statements about Horse Race (polling, chances of winning, etc) in election coverage broken out by sentiment. Time frame is September 15-30.

Horse Race Coverage Favorable to Obama Heading into Debates

Following the conventions, discussion of Horse Race (polling, chances of winning, state-by-state analysis), increased. In the second half of September, Obama received significant positive coverage in relation to Horse Race…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in election coverage by each newspaper. Time frame is June 1 – September 27.

Candidate VoiceShare in Print Coverage Slanted Toward Romney

In print coverage of the election, a significant portion of the attributed statements are from the two candidates. Mitt Romney has had significantly higher VoiceShare among major print outlets’ election…

Chart shows sentiment of statements about Obama in articles that mention “Clinton” and those that do not. Time frame is June 1 – September 26.

Bill Clinton: A Boon for Obama

Bill Clinton has been a positive force for Barack Obama in his campaign. In coverage that discusses the former President, sentiment toward Barack is more positive. Bill Clinton has been…

Chart shows break down of election coverage by topic. Time frame is September 9-26.

A Look At Top Election Issues Before and After Conventions

After a summer of hollow election coverage, post-convention coverage has seen policy issues beginning to make their way onto the landscape. Political analysts and pundits are also talking about the…

Chart shows percentage of statements on Foreign Policy broken out by newsmaker. Time frame is August 23-September 20.

Netanyahu Enters Election Fray

In the past few weeks, as Foreign Policy discussion in election coverage has increased, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got VoiceShare on the issue. As Israel and Iran are major…

Chart shows percentage of statements from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy broken out by sentiment. Time frame is August 20-November 17.

The Foreign Policy Game

Obama and Romney have gone negative on Foreign Policy in the past month of election coverage. From third-party newsmakers, Romney has received significant negativity while Obama has gotten some positive…

Chart shows percentage of statements about different issues in election coverage. Only top 5 topics shown. Time frame is August 18 – September 14.

Major Issue Shifts from Pre and Post Convention Coverage

The major topics of election coverage shifted in quantity of coverage from before, during, and after the conventions. Entitlements were of high focus going into the RNC, while Foreign Policy…

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 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…

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