Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterApril 13, 2010

Mine Disaster Dominates Discussion

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

Pew Research CenterApril 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 & NewsApril 8, 2010

News Leaders and the Future

What do today’s newspaper and broadcast news executives think about the economics of their industry? Are they optimistic for the future? A new survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism in association with the American Society of News Editors and the Radio Television Digital News Association offers answers.

Pew Research CenterApril 8, 2010

Familiar Text: Health Care & Global Warming

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

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 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.