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 the tenor of the media coverage of the Romney campaign has been hugely positive. Positive coverage of Romney has tripled, while negative coverage has dropped 37%.

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.

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.