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Pew Research CenterMarch 14, 2011

State of the News Media 2011

By several measures, the state of the American news media improved in 2010. After two dreadful years, most sectors of the industry saw revenue begin to recover. The biggest issue ahead, however, may not be lack of audience or even lack of new revenue experiments. It may be that in the digital realm the news industry is no longer in control of its own future.

Pew Research CenterMarch 10, 2011

Blogs Debate Budget Cuts

Continuing a recent trend, blogs focused on hot-button domestic issues rather than Middle East turmoil, which has held the mainstream media’s interest.

Pew Research CenterMarch 8, 2011

As Gaddafi Clings to Power, Media Keep Focus on Middle East

For the fifth time in the past six weeks, the situation in the Middle East was the No. 1 story in the mainstream media.

Pew Research CenterMarch 3, 2011

Blogs Debate Wisconsin, Unions

On blogs, a passionate debate — clearly split along ideological lines — raged over the role of unions in American politics and economics.

Pew Research CenterMarch 1, 2011

Media Attention Turns To Libya

The news devoted to the Middle East in the past five weeks easily exceeds any month of coverage of the Iraq war since January 2007.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 24, 2011

Blogs in Sync with Mainstream Media on Budget, Egypt

Social and mainstream media were in sync last week as bloggers focused on two primary topics — the U.S. budget and Middle East unrest.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 23, 2011

Budget Battles Lead the News

Debate over Obama’s budget and the protests in Wisconsin drove coverage of economic issues to the top of the media agenda.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 17, 2011

Blogs, Twitter Decry Patriot Act

Reauthorization of the Patriot Act led the conversation on both blogs and Twitter last week. And voices from both ends of the political spectrum were actually in agreement.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 15, 2011

Mubarak’s Exit Keeps Focus on Middle East

Just as the media began to turn away from the story, the president of Egypt’s resignation overwhelmed news coverage — especially on cable — with reports of the protests.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 10, 2011

Blogs Consumed by Egypt News

Bloggers were consumed with the upheaval in Egypt last week, using the platform to relay news updates, provide context to the crisis and debate the implications of the situation.