Fact Tank Aug. 19, 2015

How do Americans use Twitter for news?

A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.

Fact Tank Aug. 6, 2015

As Jon Stewart steps down, 5 facts about The Daily Show

Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show after 16 years. During that time, the show has served not only as a source of media criticism, but also as a source of news in its own right. As Stewart’s tenure comes to an end, here are some key facts about how his program has made its imprint on journalism.

Fact Tank Aug. 5, 2015

When discussing politics, family plays larger role for women than for men

About seven-in-ten U.S. adults talk with others about politics at least a few times a month, but whom they talk with most often varies a great deal between men and women.

Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2015

In the news industry, diversity is lowest at smaller outlets

Minorities are still underrepresented at U.S. news organizations, especially when it comes to the places that would-be journalists traditionally try to break into the business: smaller local TV and newspaper outlets.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2015

Early morning, noon and late evening slots drive growth in local TV news

Faced with multiple years of audience declines during traditional time slots, many local TV stations began expanding their programming to nontraditional hours such as very early morning, midday and at 7 p.m.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2015

Twitter users turn critical eye toward Greek prime minister after referendum

A new analysis of about 300,000 tweets in Greek and English, collected between July 6 and 12, finds that the conversation about the controversial Greek prime minister has been primarily negative in tone, especially among those posting tweets in Greek.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2015

5 key takeaways about Twitter, Facebook and news use

More Americans get news on Twitter and Facebook today than in the past. We pulled together key facts about news consumption on these two popular social media sites.

Fact Tank Jun. 25, 2015

Why a mobile news startup couldn’t survive in a mobile news world

Circa is the latest casualty of a fragile digital news scene that is by no means immune to the risks facing startups in general.

Fact Tank Jun. 3, 2015

Facebook’s deal with publishers a stark reminder of digital ad gulf

A hard look at the digital publishing business shows the degree to which Facebook, more than any other single company, is where the digital display ad money is.

Fact Tank Jun. 1, 2015

How Millennials’ political news habits differ from those of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers

Compared with the previous two generations, Millennials are less familiar with many news sources we asked about. Here are 5 facts about Millennials’ news habits.