Meant to post this a couple days ago: The American Journalism Review has a piece about the dramatic drop-off in Iraq coverage by traditional U.S. news media (newspapers and TV).
The decline in coverage of Iraq has been staggering.
During the first 10 weeks of 2007, Iraq accounted for 23 percent of the newshole for network TV news. In 2008, it plummeted to 3 percent during that period. On cable networks it fell from 24 percent to 1 percent, according to a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.