Fact Tank Dec. 9, 2013

Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies

Many of the nation’s estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.

Fact Tank Nov. 25, 2013

Local TV stations post mixed results as some feel loss of political ads

The rush to acquire local television stations produced revenue growth for some media companies in the year’s third quarter, while others suffered losses tied to a plunge in political ad dollars.

Fact Tank Nov. 22, 2013

50 years ago, America turned on the television

TV audience and survey data from the days immediately following JFK’s assassination show that Americans collectively tuned in to non-stop coverage that pioneered a new form of wall-to-wall television news delivery.

Fact Tank Nov. 20, 2013

Obamacare v. Philippines typhoon: How cable covered two big stories

In a week dominated by two mega-stories—the continuing travails of Obamacare and the devastating typhoon in the Philippines—America’s hypercompetitive cable news outlets exercised very different news judgments.

Fact Tank Nov. 11, 2013

At newspapers, photographers feel the brunt of job cuts

Photographers, along with other visual journalists, represent the category of newsroom staffers hit hardest by the rounds of job cuts.

Fact Tank Nov. 8, 2013

In the UK, scandal prompts a push for a press watchdog

The British cell phone hacking scandal of 2011 was a major catalyst for the creation of a new press watchdog.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2013

How do you use Facebook and Twitter for news?

We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers how they interact with news on the social media platforms. Here is what they had to say.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2013

Media take sides on ‘Redskins’ name

At least 76 news outlets and journalists have publicly stated their opposition to the Washington Redskins name or moved to restrict or ban its use, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2013

5 indicators of nonprofit news sustainability

Five key data points from the Knight Foundation report that provide a sense of how the nonprofit news field is faring.

Fact Tank Oct. 28, 2013

5 demographic realities behind the creation of Univision/ABC News’ “Fusion” channel

Fusion’s launch reflects several demographic trends among the nation’s 53 million Hispanics, which make up 17% of all Americans.