Financial Crisis Steals Palin's Media Spotlight


| 10/1/2008 9:27:41 AM


Tags: media, Election 2008, campaign coverage, financial crisis, Sarah Palin, Project for Excellence in Journalism, NPR,

The press finally found something more compelling to cover than Sarah Palin: “It's the economy, stupid,” according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Each week in its news index, PEJ breaks down the storylines that are filling the nation's news holes, and the results can be quite telling. The week of September 15–21 marked the first time since the Democratic National Convention that campaign coverage had been dominated by a story without Palin as its central character. According to PEJ, the economy sprinted to the top of the pack that week, accounting for 43.3 percent of campaign coverage.

PEJ News Index