Media & News Apr. 15, 2010

Game Changer

Bloggers uniformly condemned erroneous reports that Mattel was changing the rules of Scrabble as a signal of the dumbing-down of our culture. Outrage also ran high over Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Confederate History Month proclamation.

Media & News Apr. 13, 2010

Mine Disaster Dominates Discussion

The accident and the ultimately unsuccessful search for survivors that followed drew attention across media platforms.

Media & News Apr. 12, 2010

Tomorrow’s News

Most media executives do not see a bright future for journalism. Still, newspaper leaders are more optimistic than their partners in broadcast. Finding revenue is a giant problem, but there is strong resistance to taking government or advocacy dollars.

Media & News Apr. 8, 2010

Familiar Text: Health Care & Global Warming

In a medium made up heavily of commentary and debate, some subjects refuse to go away.

Media & News Apr. 6, 2010

Economy Tops Health Coverage

For the first time in over a month, the U.S. health care system did not dominate news as coverage of the U.S. economy, fueled by an encouraging jobs report, topped the week.

Media & News Apr. 6, 2010

Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010

Never before has so much information been available to so many people. But what role will media play in its dissemination? Can legacy media adapt so that legacy doesn’t come to mean extinct? A panel of experts discuss PEJ’s recently released “State of the News Media” report.

Media & News Apr. 1, 2010

Health Reform Overwhelms All Other Subjects Online

After the vote, the discussion in social media began to focus on the tone of disagreements as much as it did on the reform itself.

Media & News Mar. 31, 2010

Reform Dominates News, Again

The passage and signing of health care reform legislation was the top story in each of the five sectors studied with the media focusing on the substance of the bill’s provisions as well as the politics of its approval.

Media & News Mar. 26, 2010

Live News Event

Watch “Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010″ live at 1p.m. on Monday, March 29. The event, which is presented by PEJ, George Washington University and the Newseum, features remarks from distinguished panelists and speakers including Jim Brady, Tina Brown, Tom Rosenstiel, Susan Page, Charles Sennott, Vivian Schiller and more.

Media & News Mar. 25, 2010

Reform Rankles Blogosphere

What characterized the debate online was the passion of the opponents, who frequently charged that the legislation subverted the public’s will.