How the Media Did on Election Night
If the mid-term election of 2006 marked a transition in American political life — the loss by the Republicans of both the House and the Senate — the campaign also marked a transition in the rapidly changing landscape of the news media covering it.
Back to the Age of Local Publishers?
One major trend of the last year is the emergence of private, local ownership groups returning to a prominent place in the newspaper industry. It appears that in several cities these private interests value newspapers more highly than the publicly traded equity markets.
Rating the Pundits
With each election cycle come more websites and more political predictions. With a Democratic surge apparent and more competitive contests this year, the race among prognosticating pundits was even more intense than usual. Who fared best in the 2006 midterm elections?
Journalists and the Jail Cell
After declining in the late 1990’s, there has been an increase in recent years in the number of journalists sent to prison for not revealing confidential sources. This Project for Excellence in Journalism report documents this trend and analyzes the conflicted public attitudes about the journalistic practice of using confidential sources.
How 9-11 Changed the News
Coverage of foreign affairs and terrorism soars; domestic issues languish and soft news holds firm.
Cable News: A Maturing Platform with an Uncertain Future
A Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtable brings together a panel of cable news industry leaders. Some predict the medium will adapt to the changing news consumer while others believe dramatic innovations are necessary.
News Magazine Roundtable
In this Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtable discussion, magazine industry experts see change as not only inevitable, but essential if the publications are to continue to survive. But they disagree about just what those changes should entail.
Now in its Adolescence, the Internet Evolves into a Supplementary News Source
Now, as the internet enters its second decade as a potent new information technology, a study of America’s news consumption puts that adolescent’s role in the media family into sharper focus and clearer context.
Can the ’Dead Tree’ Newspaper Survive?
In this, the third of the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtables on the future of the news media, six experts from inside the newspaper industry discuss its future, its fate, and the changes it must make to survive.
Radio News Roundtable
Where does audio (or radio) lie on the fragmenting old media vs. new media spectrum? Can this medium, with its long, rich history, evolve to fit a changing information universe, or is it an endangered species?