Stories from the Past Week in Broadcasting

Last Week in America: May 14 - 18

Last week, broadcasters reported on local election results and helped Americans stay safe during extreme weather events. They also dove into the impact on states of the Supreme Court’s decision on online sports gambling, highlighted high school sports champions and shared stories about Muslim-Americans celebrating Ramadan.

Here are some of the top trends last week:




9,055 Airings

9,055 stories on this week’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon. They informed viewers on the winner, losers and what it all means come November.

Story from WPVI »   Story from WJYZ »   Story from KTVB »



8,868 Airings

8,868 segments on the ground reports on volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, and flash floods and hail storms along the East Coast.

Story from KHON »   Story from WJTV »   Story from WTVD »



3,951 Airings

3,951 reports detailing the Supreme Court's decision on sports betting's impact on state laws.

Story from KNX AM »   Story from WUSA »   Story from WLS »



2,166 Airings

2,166 stories featuring highlights and interviews with the best high school athletes from across the country in a variety of sports, including track and field, tennis and baseball.

Story from WABC »   Story from KAGS »   Story from KOVR »



1,855 Airings

1,855 features celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, educating viewers about the holiday and helping raise awareness about hunger.

Story from WBAL »   Story from KNTV »   Story from WDAM »



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