NERD ALERT! There's a fair amount of science behind this homepage and because we want to be transparent, we're taking our time explaining it in detail. Wall of text ahead...
The Coverage Homepage is a homepage constructed with the stories that received the most exposure on online media. Stories are sorted by exposure: just like in a normal homepage, top-most stories received more exposure
Stories group together articles that belong to the same issue (a shooting, a bill, an election, etc.)
Articles are detected on homepages using a proprietary technology of boxes identification, that understands the size and position of article boxes that include headline, summary, photo, etc.
Boxes are rated using an algorithm that takes into account how big they are, their position on the page (the higher up, the better), and how long they were featured
An article can have multiple boxes, as they it be featured first as the main article of the day, then be downgraded to a smaller photo box, and then to a text link, for example
A story rating is the sum of all its articles' ratings
A story can be seen as featured for weeks even if it lasted a few days: that's because the total time of exposure includes all boxes on all media outlets. For example, a story featured for 12 hours on 10 media outlets would be seen as a story featured for 120 hours
NoteSome big events will have multiple stories, so you might not see those events ranked as high simply because they are split into substories.
NoteAn article can appear on a media Web site but never have been featured on their homepage or having been featured for a very short time, too short to be relevant: those articles have no rating
NoteYou can click on a title to see the most relevant article for the story