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Media & News Feb. 4, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Campaign – a News Event That’s Hard to Miss

About nine-in-ten Americans learn about the election in a given week. But they are divided on what type of news source – from television to digital to radio to print – they find most helpful.

Media & News Jan. 20, 2016

Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

The number of journalism projects funded through Kickstarter has grown over time, totaling more than 650 projects and nearly $6.3 million by mid-September 2015.

Media & News Dec. 3, 2015

Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized

There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.

Media & News Oct. 7, 2015

News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political

An analysis of online news content reveals that the news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.

Media & News Methodology Report Aug. 19, 2015

Methodology: How do Americans use Twitter for news?

The methodology behind our exploratory research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of news habits on Twitter by using a small but representative sample of Twitter users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.

Media & News Jul. 14, 2015

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.

Media & News Methodology Report Jul. 3, 2015

Methodology: As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language

This analysis of the Twitter discussions surrounding the 2015 Greek referendum employed media research methods that combined Pew Research’s content analysis rules with computer coding software developed by Crimson Hexagon.

Media & News Jun. 1, 2015

Millennials and News

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? Our new study explores which sources they are familiar with, turn to, trust and distrust.

Media & News Apr. 29, 2015

State of the News Media 2015

As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic media and more, this year’s annual report takes stock.

Media & News Mar. 5, 2015

Local News in a Digital Age

In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.