From telegrams to Instagram, a look at presidents and technology
President Obama’s recent interviews with Buzzfeed and Vox, and his embrace of online news and social media more generally, stands in a long tradition of presidents employing novel communications technologies to speak to Americans directly.
Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians
Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations. The next largest group of presidents were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
America’s news anchors are less recognizable now, but network news is still alive
NBC’s suspension of anchor Brian Williams from the helm of its flagship evening news program has led to some debate about the future for network television news.
5 facts about online video, for YouTube’s 10th birthday
YouTube has become one of the most visited websites in the world. The video-sharing firm says that 100 hours of video are uploaded there every minute.
On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate
Here are five facts about the public’s views on evolution and other aspects of the human origins debate in the U. S. and elsewhere.
Jon Stewart to step down from The Daily Show, where he pioneered news through comedy
As Stewart moves on to his next endeavor, here are some key facts about how he has carved out his place in the journalistic world.
States suing Obama over immigration programs are home to 46% of those who may qualify
A group of 26 states filed a lawsuit in December to stop his executive actions on immigration, arguing that he didn’t have the authority to make the changes.
European Millennials are cool toward Russia, but warmer than older generations
In six of seven European Union countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, roughly a third or less of young people born after 1980 have a favorable opinion of Russia.
More openings and hires give Americans reason for greater job optimism
As openings and new hires hit levels not seen in years, more Americans say they’re hearing mostly good news about the jobs situation.
U.S. and European Millennials differ on their views of fate, future
A majority of younger Europeans don’t feel that they can impact the world around them or their future, a stark contrast with their American counterparts.