The Project for Excellence in Journalism has published the index of talk radio’s content for the week of March 31 to April 6, 2008…and it’s a doozy:





The data are staggering, especially when compared to the also-skewed (but not quite so egregiously) general-news index for the same week:

1. 2008 Campaign - 32%
2. U.S. Economy - 9%
3. Events in Iraq - 5%
4. Zimbabwe Elections - 3%
5. Martin Luther King Anniversary - 3%
6. Plane Safety - 3%
7. Bush’s trip to Europe - 2%
8. U.S. Domestic Terrorism and Efforts to Combat - 2%
9. Federal Reserve Regulatory Changes - 2%
10. Iraq Homefront - 2%

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.