Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
News Consumption Varies Across Social Networking Sites
Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap?
8% of U.S. Adults Get News Through Twitter
Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.
News Finds Americans on Facebook
Roughly one in three U.S. adults get news on Facebook, though more than three-quarters of them see that news when they are on the site for other reasons.
More Watch Broadcast News, But Cable TV Viewers More Engaged
While the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is the 24/7 national cable news channels that command the most attention from their viewers, who watch an average of 25 minutes a day.
Four Takeaways on the Future of Nonprofit News
A recent roundtable, hosted by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation, brought together key practitioners, funders and experts in the growing nonprofit news sector. Read and watch what they said about building sustainable business models and engaging audiences.
How Al Jazeera America Covered Syria
In its coverage of the ongoing Syrian crisis, the fledgling Al Jazeera America cable news channel has provided U.S. viewers with content much more similar to CNN’s than the BBC’s.
What’s Behind the Washington Post Sale?
What does the sale of The Washington Post say about the economics of the paper and the continuing struggles of the newspaper industry? A look at key trends.