Posts tagged with ‘news coverage’

Occupying Headlines →

Via the New York Times:

As the Occupy Wall Street message has spread across the country to cities like this one, media coverage of the movement has spread, too, to the front pages of newspapers and the tops of television newscasts.

Coverage of the movement is now equivalent to the coverage of the nascent Tea Party movement two and a half years ago, according to data released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

The data confirms an anecdotal sense that the movement, which slowly gained speed last month, entered the nation’s collective consciousness for the first time last week, when President Obama was first asked about it at a press conference and when national television programs were first anchored from the Wall Street protest site.

In the first full week of October, according to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, the protests occupied 7 percent of the nation’s collective news hole, up from a mere 2 percent in the last week of September. Before then, the coverage was so modest as to be undetectable by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which surveys 52 different news outlets each week to produce a weekly study of news coverage.

The study shows that cable news and radio, which had initially ignored the protests almost entirely, started to give the protests significant coverage last week, often with a heavy dose or positive or negative opinion attached.

For the record, per TVEyes: NY same-sex marriage vote was covered for 60+ mins by MSNBC & CNN. It was covered for 2 min by Fox News.

Brian Stelter, Media Reporter, New York Times, via Twitter.

It’s all about priorities.

H/T: Muck Rack.

International News Sites Cover bin Laden’s Death (at varying decibels) →

Via Columbia Journalism Review

I can read Arabic and English, but my students make me look primitive, as many of them speak three or more languages, including German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Danish, and French.

We took a look at news websites around the world, and I asked students to translate when necessary. Here are a few of the things we saw.

How does the New York Times cover New York City?
Via Visualizing.org:

The graphs on the left chart the number of New York Times articles mentioning each of the 5 boroughs by year since 1981.  The total for the last 30 years is represented on the map showing how visible each borough is in the pages of the Times. 

Manhattan’s the top news maker followed by Brooklyn and the Bronx (question: Yankees?).
Queens gets remarkably short shrift. It’s New York’s second most populous borough (behind Brooklyn) and its most diverse. If it was an independent city it would be the country’s third largest (dropping to fourth if Brooklyn was also a city).

How does the New York Times cover New York City?

Via Visualizing.org:

The graphs on the left chart the number of New York Times articles mentioning each of the 5 boroughs by year since 1981.  The total for the last 30 years is represented on the map showing how visible each borough is in the pages of the Times. 

Manhattan’s the top news maker followed by Brooklyn and the Bronx (question: Yankees?).

Queens gets remarkably short shrift. It’s New York’s second most populous borough (behind Brooklyn) and its most diverse. If it was an independent city it would be the country’s third largest (dropping to fourth if Brooklyn was also a city).

When a petition goes out to name a building after former Fort Wayne Mayor Harry Baals, these intrepid reporters are on the case.