Media coverage of the National Security Agency has exploded, according to a new report by Dow Jones.
The wire service crunched the numbers from its Factiva service, which archives news stories from thousands of outlets around the world, and found that there has been a huge leap in the number of pieces mentioning the NSA.
The agency has been in the news almost continuously since Edward Snowden leaked documents about its top-secret activities to the media in June. Dow Jones counted 15,450 mentions of the NSA per month in the summer of 2013. That's over 10,000 more NSA-related stories since the last period the agency was most in the news, which came during the warrantless wiretapping scandal of the Bush administration.