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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no news junkie like a cable TV news junkie
The most dedicated cable news viewers average 72 minutes, more than an hour, of home viewing a day.
In print, newspapers cut opinion
A growing number of dailies have reduced the amount of newsprint they devote to editorials and commentary, a departure from tradition that has gone largely unnoticed outside the affected communities.
Pew Research surveys of audience habits suggest perilous future for news
Today’s younger and middle-aged audience seems unlikely to ever match the avid news interest of the generations they will replace, even as they enthusiastically transition to the Internet as their principal source of news.