Intriguing story on what makes the news. I’ve been pondering this lately as it seems every time I click on the New York Times i see another image of Iraq.
The Project for Excellence in Journalism,
a not-for-profit research group, launched a weekly News Coverage Index
earlier this year. It examines some four dozen news outlets to
determine what is being covered and what is not. In the first three
months of this year, the PEJ found that the war in Iraq dwarfed all other news stories, receiving more than three times the coverage of any other single story.