Pew Research on 2009 News Stories

Current Events Dec 30, 2009

Pew Research Center has posted a particularly interesting breakdown of public interest vs. news coverage in 2009.

This year, the media’s top stories generally reflected the public’s top interests: The economic crisis, the new administration and the health care debate were the most covered news stories. But there were a number of occasions when news coverage exceeded the public’s interest and vice versa.

This charts reflects just part of their analysis:

You can read the report here.

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