Media Snapshot 8/16 – 8/20

Rounding up a week in the news with our data collected at TV Trends, here’s a cool word cloud that visually displays the nation’s pulse. The words are proportionally sized to higher frequency of mention in the closed captioning data, showing the hottest and most prominent issues saturating the headlines. You see, Iraq, Brigade, Combat… Serious stuff.

It’s also fun to compare how news travels differently between TV and the Internet. To track the buzz of online news, check out Google Trends and see for yourself. Which one do you think leads in breaking news first? TV or the Internet? Was it the chicken or the egg?