Friday, January 30, 2009

PEJ Releases First New Media Index Report

Bloggers Ponder Every Aspect of Obama's Inauguration

Today marks the inaugural edition of a new feature by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism: The New Media Index, a weekly report that examines how the most-discussed news on blogs and other social media sites compares with the mainstream press. The week of January 19, PEJ finds that bloggers and traditional journalists both focused prominently on President Barack Obama's inauguration though the commentary in the two often diverged. Read More.


The New Media Index is a companion to our weekly News Coverage Index which monitors the more mainstream press. The New Media Index will be a regular Friday feature on PEJ's website,


For more information, please email Amy Mitchell at, or call 202-419-3650.

Tom Rosenstiel
The Project for Excellence in Journalism


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