TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Road to Midterm Elections Dominates News Cycle Last Week

The upcoming midterm elections dominated the news cycle for the week of September 27-October 3, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index.

The election coverage took up 26% of the newshole, generationg more than twice as much coverage as the economy which was the second most covered story of the week.

Election coverage was particularly popular on cable news, where it took up 40%of the total newshole. The network newscasts only covered the elections 17% of the time.

While the economy was #2 for the week, it is still the most covered story of 2010.

The top five newsmakers were all from the world of politics, which PEJ cites as “further evidence of the growth in coverage of the 2010 elections.”

President Obama was #1, followed by outgoing WH chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, former President Jimmy Carter and incoming WH chief of staff Pete Rouse.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next week! Register now!