Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Local News in a Digital Age
In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.
Investigative Journalists & Digital Security
Two-thirds (64%) of IRE journalists believe the U.S. government has probably collected data on their communications.
After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion
Following attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad show tension between free expression and religious tolerance.
Lessons From Five Journalism Partnerships
As news outlets continue to team up in new ways, case studies of five content partnerships offer insight into what these collaborations mean for the public and for news organizations.
Political Polarization & Media Habits
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.
America’s Shifting Statehouse Press
A new study finds 1,592 journalists reporting from U.S. statehouses where the ranks of newspaper reporters have shrunk, the number of journalists at nontraditional outlets has grown and observers worry about the quality of coverage.
The EU Elections on Twitter
The conversation on Twitter leading up to the European Parliament elections suggests mixed sentiment toward the European Union (EU) and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.
State of the News Media 2014
Our eleventh annual report details the revenue picture for news, the growth in digital reporting, acquisitions and content sharing in local TV news and the digital news video landscape. It also provides the latest data on audience, economics, news investment and ownership trends.
Direct Visitors More Engaged with News Websites
Visitors who go directly to news websites spend about three times as long there as those who arrive via search engine or Facebook.
Media Coverage of Pope Francis’ First Year
One year into Francis’ papacy, an analysis by the Pew Research Center finds that the former Jesuit archbishop ranked among the top global newsmakers in major U.S.-based digital news outlets.