Table 7-2
Traditional media coverage on science and technology, by topic area: 2007–10
(Percent)
 
Year Number of
stories
Science and
technology
Environment Health and
medicine
 
2007 70,737 1.3 1.6 3.6
2008 69,942 1.1 1.3 2.7
2009 68,717 1.8 1.5 8.9
2010 52,613 1.5 1.6 5.0
 

NOTE: Data reflect percentage of news stories in each topic area based on content analysis of coverage by media outlets in five sectors: print, Internet, network TV, cable TV, and radio.

SOURCE: Project for Excellence in Journalism, News Coverage Index, special tabulations (21 March 2011), http://www.journalism.org/about_news_index/methodology, accessed 11 February 2011.

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