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Pew Research CenterJanuary 14, 2010

Blog Love, Not War

As the mainstream media were consumed with issues of terrorism, social media debated sex and dating.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 12, 2010

From Detroit to Yemen, Terror Tops the News

More than eight years after 9/11, the ability of a terrorist attack — even a failed one — to transform and dominate the news landscape was evident last week.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 11, 2010

How News Happens–Still

With questions about the future of journalism, a new study of the media in Baltimore, Md., examines who really reports the news that people get about their communities. Despite a rapidly expanding landscape, newspapers still drive stories.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 7, 2010

Botched Terror Attack Big News on Blogs, Too

In a rare occurrence, three central elements of today’s news ecosystem — mainstream media, blogs and Twitter — agreed on the biggest story of the week, in this case, the failed Christmas Day terror attempt.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 5, 2010

Terrorism Returns to the News

The attempt to blow up NWA Flight 253 was the top story in newspapers, evolving from coverage of the attack to domestic politics and questions about Yemen.