Fact Tank Jan. 14, 2014

5 facts about Fox News

Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Twitter users give Christie negative marks on bridge scandal

Criticism of the governor among users outnumbered defenders by about 3-to-1 after news broke of e-mails linking his office to closing down traffic lanes in an act of political revenge.

Fact Tank Jan. 9, 2014

Who is this man? Many Americans don’t recognize top news anchor

The lower public awareness of news anchors reflects a large decline in the audience for nightly network news since the 1980s.

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.