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 that they discuss the most, differences exist within those top five.

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.

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.

All five newspapers shared the same topics as their top five that were most covered. However, within these top five, coverage varied by newspaper significantly. The Washington Post covered Campaign Strategy 36% of the time, whereas the Boston Globe focused the most on Campaign Fundraising, with 27% of their coverage about that topic. Only the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times focused the most on the same topic, Candidate Character. Finally, the San Francisco Chronicle covered the Economy more than any other topic, the only newspaper in this group to have done so.