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Media & News Jun. 17, 2013

News Coverage Conveys Strong Momentum for Same-Sex Marriage

News stories focusing on support for same-sex marriage outnumbered those opposing it by roughly 5-to-1 in the two months marked by Supreme Court deliberations on the issues.

Media & News Jun. 17, 2013

Nonprofit Journalism: Growing but Fragile

Nonprofit news outlets represent a growing new source of information – but one facing substantial challenges to its long-term financial sustainability.

Media & News Jun. 3, 2013

Newsweek’s Decline Leads to Talk of Sale

Newsweeklies in general have faced difficult times in recent years, but the turmoil and decline at Newsweek has been particularly noteworthy.

Media & News Apr. 25, 2013

Gun Control Conversation Split

On Twitter, the tone of conversation on gun control shifted back and forth, but the NRA faced more criticism than support. The terms “Newtown” and “gun control” dominated the conversation.

Media & News Mar. 18, 2013

State of the News Media 2013

News reporting resources continued to decline in 2012 and nearly a third of Americans have abandoned a news outlet. Meanwhile, more newsmakers are able to take their messages directly to the public.

Media & News Feb. 12, 2013

News Coverage of Pope Benedict XVI

Perhaps the most visible religious figure in the world, Pope Benedict has has been by far the central figure in mainstream religion coverage.

Media & News Feb. 11, 2013

Four Newspapers Succeeding Amid Grim Economic Landscape

Here are case studies of four newspapers that have found new business models that are generating significant new income.

Media & News Feb. 1, 2013

Will Conservative Talkers Take on Immigration Reform?

Nearly six years after the U.S. Senate defeated President George W. Bush’s immigration policy overhaul, there is another major legislative effort to change the nation’s immigration system.

Media & News Dec. 20, 2012

Newtown Sparks Calls for Gun Reform in Social Media, Opinion Pages

The shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school last week triggered a conversation different from other recent U.S. gun tragedies.

Media & News Dec. 14, 2012

The Media, Religion and the 2012 Campaign for President

A striking feature of the 2012 race for the White House – a contest that pitted the first Mormon nominee from a major party against an incumbent president whose faith had been a source of controversy four years earlier – is how little the subject of religion came up in the media.