Saturday, October 08, 2011

Nate Silver: "Police Clashes Spur Coverage of Wall Street Protests"


Nate Silver (NY Times):
Unlike the Wall Street protests, however, the Tea Party rallies were a one-day event, and coverage declined thereafter, to an average of 215 media hits per day over the three-week period from April 15 to May 5, 2009.

By contrast, the Occupy Wall Street protests have been covered in an average of 144 articles per day in the three weeks of their existence. In the aggregate, this is about two-thirds as much coverage as the Tea Party protests received. MORE...

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