How are school boards being covered on television news? The timeline below shows the percentage of monthly airtime across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade that mentioned school boards, showing that they rarely received much attention until taking off on Fox News in January this year, almost immediately after Biden's inauguration. CNN and MSNBC began mentioning them around June of this year.
Looking just since the start of last year, Fox News began focusing on school boards on January 28, 2021, with CNN and MSNBC picking up slightly in mid-June.
Since the start of last year, Fox News has mentioned school boards almost one and a half times as much as CNN and MSNBC combined.
Looking at the total seconds of airtime in which school boards were mentioned somewhere in the onscreen text, Fox News similarly leads the way with 11.3 hours of coverage since the start of this year, followed by CNN's 4.6 hours and MSNBC's 3.2 hours.