February 11, 2010
This story plus old and new media face off, Iran jails most journalists, the White House press corps criticised, Posner's resignation from Daily Beast and reporting on the environment top today's headlines.

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With Budget as Backdrop, Economy Leads the News: February 1-7, 2010

For the second week in a row, the actions of President Obama fueled substantial coverage of the state of the U.S. economy. Toyota’s mounting problems and a controversial kidnapping case in Haiti also helped propel those subjects onto the roster of top stories.

Special Features
Tom Rosenstiel discusses the future of journalism at Minnesota Public Radio.

In February 2009, a PEJ study found the Washington Press corps had not so much shrunk as been transformed by a rise in niche and foreign journalists. New data is now available on one aspect of that press corps, the Capitol Hill contingent.

Data from PEJ’s 2008 News Coverage Index and Campaign Coverage Index are now online. Additionally, toplines from nine distinct content studies produced last year are available.

The State of the News Media 2009, PEJ's annual report on the health of American Journalism is available online. The study analyzes trends in the main media sectors and includes features like a Year in the News, Lessons from the Election and more.

PEJ produced 20 reports related to the 2008 presidential campaign, plus studied the media coverage of the election week by week. See all of PEJ's campaign-focused research here.

Updated Edition of the Elements of Journalism
The latest edition of Elements is completely updated and includes a new 10th principle--the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Latest from PewResearch.org
The Project for Excellence in Journalism is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center.