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.

Fact Tank May. 22, 2015

The declining value of U.S. newspapers

Over the past two decades, major newspapers across the country have seen a recurring cycle of ownership changes and steep declines in value.

Fact Tank May. 19, 2015

More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.

Fact Tank May. 14, 2015

News audiences spread the word, but few get involved in local journalism

We asked residents in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa, about the actions they take to gather, share and add to the news in their communities.

Fact Tank May. 7, 2015

On UK elections, the talk on Twitter is largely negative

A new Pew Research Center analysis of the months leading up to election day finds that four of the six parties studied received more negative commentary than positive.