Good Marks for Press Coverage of Oil Spill

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Americans aren’t known for their long attention spans, but so far they haven’t grown tired of the media’s sweeping coverage of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to a weekly survey by the Pew Research Center, people remain keenly interested in the environmental disaster that is unfolding. The center’s survey found that 63 percent of Americans “followed news about the oil leak more closely than any other story last week.”

Last week, the spill and the reactions to it received more media attention than ever. More…