Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Health Coverage: Politics Over Policy
By a ratio of nearly three-to-one, stories involving the politics and strategy of the reform effort exceeded stories about what was actually in the bills.
Blog of Rights
Bloggers focused on a subject near and dear to their hearts — access to the internet.
Presidential Push Gets Press
While Obama’s advocacy for a vote kept health care the No. 1 story, Rep. Massa’s unflattering publicity turned him into a top newsmaker.
State of the News Media 2010
Inside news companies, the most immediate worry is how much lost revenue the industry will regain as the economy improves. But the future of news depends on longer-term concerns. What are the prospects for alternative journalism organizations that are forming around the country? Will traditional media adapt and innovate amid continuing pressures to thin their ranks?
Gay Rights: An Audience Online
While gay marriage accounted for less than 0.1% of the newshole in the mainstream press, it was the No.1 story in the blogosphere.
It’s All Politics
The media’s agenda (health care, Sen. Bunning, midterm elections and political scandals) was centered in the nation’s capital.
Food Fight: Blogs Talk Hot Dogs
A proposed warning about the potential health hazards of hot dogs triggered an impassioned backlash among bloggers.
Summing Up the Summit
The spectacle of a televised bipartisan meeting made health care the media’s top story, especially on partisan talk shows.
The New News Landscape: Rise of the Internet
The overwhelming majority of Americans use multiple platforms to get news, and the internet has surpassed newspapers and radio in popularity as a platform, ranking just behind TV. News is also becoming more of a shared experience. More than 8 in 10 online news consumers get or share links in emails.
“Climate-Gate” Re-Ignites the Blogosphere Debate
Blogs once again fixated on one of its most popular topics, global warming, following a BBC interview with Phil Jones, the scientist at the center of the so-called “Climate-gate” controversy.