Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Blogs Remember Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor’s death received more coverage on blogs than any other celebrity passing, including pop icon Michael Jackson, since PEJ began monitoring blog content. On Twitter, the top subject was phone giant AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.
Media Focus Remains Overseas
The entry of the U.S. and NATO military forces into the Libyan conflict made it the No.1 story, surpassing the crisis in Japan. Altogether, 43% of overall news coverage this year has been devoted to international events — nearly double the normal level.
Japan Crisis Overtakes Social Media
The aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake in Japan was the No. 1 topic on blogs, Twitter and YouTube.
Crisis Coverage: From Japan to Libya
As intense media focus quickly shifted from Japan to Libya late last week, it marked the seventh of the last eight weeks that overseas stories have led the mainstream news agenda.
Seattle: A New Media Case Study
Seattle, perhaps more than any other American city, epitomizes the promise and challenges of American journalism at the local level.
Emerging Economics of Community News
It is easy to oversimplify what is happening in online news. Breathless headlines — from the $315 million sale of The Huffington Post to AOL, Patch’s march to 1,000 plus local sites, to the early dismantling of TBD.com in Washington, D.C. – tend to obscure other important efforts, especially on the local front.
Why U.S. Newspapers Suffer More than Others
While print newspapers everywhere face difficult challenges in the future, newspapers in the United States today are suffering more acutely than those virtually anywhere else in the world. In sharp contrast with the U.S. situation, overall print newspaper circulation worldwide has dipped only slightly so far in 2010. Revenues are expected to rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Survey: Mobile News & Paying Online
Local news is going mobile. Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer.
Twitter Responds to Japan’s Disaster
The response to the earthquake illustrated the different ways in which Twitter functions as a social media tool. Initially, the site served as a way to get breaking information from a variety of official and unofficial sources, including eyewitness accounts. It also acted as an electronic bulletin board. And once the scope of the catastrophe became apparent, Twitter became a place to raise funds for the recovery effort and express concern for the victims.
A Dramatic Week Ends in Disaster
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan late in the week overwhelmed earlier coverage of the Libyan civil war, passage of anti-collective bargaining legislation in Wisconsin and hearings on radical Islam.