Pew: Health gets most coverage again


This week’s coverage numbers (three-page pdf) from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism show health care taking up more news space than any other topic, as it has for six of the past seven weeks. During that time, only Health Policy advocate Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death managed to push health from the headlines.

Last week’s health coverage, like that of weeks past, has been largely fueled by cable television and radio talk shows — it filled a quarter or more of the news hole in those media while only making up 14 percent of total coverage overall.

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