Last week campaign coverage filled 50% of the overall newshole, “its third-highest level of weekly coverage in 2008,” says the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index from June 2-8. “The biggest week, coming in at 55% of the newshole, was Feb. 4-10, the Super Tuesday primary period.”

Cable TV ceded 74% of last week’s newshole to the campaign. In distant second place on cable (at 3%)? Scott McClellan’s book, which didn’t even crack the top ten topics covered last week in newspapers, network tv, radio, or online.

If you'd like to get email from CJR writers and editors, add your email address to our newsletter roll and we'll be in touch.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.