The April 20 New York Times story on television’s use of military analysts who were parroting Pentagon talking points on the Iraq war seemed like a story destined to make an impact; yet, an examination of a week’s worth of coverage by the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index found the media equivalent of a collective yawn — only two follow-ups in the mainstream press. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.