Top news stories in the United States 2010

This statistic presents the top news stories 2010 in the United States. The struggling economy was the most important news story in 2010, making up 14 percent of the total newshole.

Top news stories in the United States in 2010

Percent of newshole
Economy14%
2010 Elections10%
BP Oil Spill7%
Health Care5%
Afghanistan4%
Haiti Earthquake2%
Obama Administration2%
Terror Threats/
Homeland Security
2%
Immigration2%
Education2%
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Source

Release date

January 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

* The percentages are based on "newshole," or the space devoted to each subject in print and online and time on radio and TV.
PEJ’s weekly News Coverage Index examines the news agenda of 52 different outlets from five sectors of the media: print, online, network TV, cable and radio. The weekly study is designed to provide news consumers, journalists and researchers with hard data about what stories and topics the media are covering, the trajectories of that media narrative and differences among news platforms.

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Statistics on "TV news in the U.S."

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