News Corp. scandal 'a particularly hot topic on network morning shows'

According to the PEJ News Coverage Index, the phone hacking scandal filled 17 percent of the newshole on network morning shows. Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff noticed the interest, and tweeted on Monday: "I'm on Today show again tomorrow --second day in A block. This story must be huge -- and interesting to the women of America." Online the subject filled 21 percent of the newshole studied, reports Mark Jurkowitz. "For the week, Murdoch himself was the second most prominent newsmaker, behind only President Obama." The No. 1 story last week -- for the fourth consecutive week -- was the U.S. economy, which accounted for more than a third (37 percent) of the newshole.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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