For some, the satiric ‘Colbert Report’ is a trusted source of political news
Here are some key facts from about who has heard of, gets news from and trusts The Colbert Report as a source for political news.
About 1 in 5 victims of online harassment say it happened in the comments section
While social media sites were the most common place noted for online harassment in a recent Pew Research Center survey, about a fifth of internet users cited website comments sections as places where they had that experience.
Media coverage of the 2016 presidential race heats up
Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received more media coverage than other potential 2016 presidential candidates, as of September 2014.
Turks don’t like their national press much, but rely on it heavily for news
Only 32% of Turks said that the media is having a good influence on the way things are going in Turkey.
How social media is reshaping news
Pew Research Center has gathered a lot of data over the past year on how social media networks are shaping news consumption and distribution.
News companies make play for India’s growing digital market
A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with the Huffington Post being the latest entrant.
Vast majority of blacks view the criminal justice system as unfair
Seven-in-ten blacks said that blacks in their community were treated less fairly than whites in dealings with the police, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.
UGA: The job market tightens, but new journalism grads remain upbeat
Job growth for recent journalism and mass communication grads stalled in 2013 with minority students hit particularly hard by the slowdown, a new survey shows.
As news business takes a hit, the number of black journalists declines
The number of black journalists working at U.S. daily newspapers has dropped 40% since 1997. That represents a loss of almost 1,200 journalists — from 2,946 in 1997 to 1,754 in 2013.
5 facts about alternative weeklies
This week’s 37th annual convention of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia comes at a time of challenge and turmoil in the “alt weekly” world. Here are 5 facts about trends in the industry.