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Media & NewsMarch 17, 2013

Americans Show Signs of Leaving a News Outlet, Citing Less Information

Faced with shrinking revenue and dwindling audiences, news organizations in recent years have slashed staffs and reduced coverage. Most news consumers are little aware of the financial struggles that led to these cuts, a new Pew Research Center survey finds. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of them not only have noticed a difference in the quantity or quality of news, but have stopped reading, watching or listening to a news source because of it.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 11, 2012

Men, College Educated Are the Most Engaged News Consumers

While young people are much lighter news consumers generally, they get news on mobile devices as much as older users do. They also prefer a print-like experience when getting news through mobile apps.

Pew Research CenterNovember 28, 2012

Arab-American Media Bring News to Diverse and Growing Community

Arab-American media face the same challenges as news media generally as they try to serve one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States.

Pew Research CenterNovember 19, 2012

Positive Media Coverage of Obama Surged During Last Week of Campaign

Much of the surge in positive coverage was tied to Obama’s strategic position, including improving opinion polls and electoral math, rather than directly to positive assessments of his response to Superstorm Sandy.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and Twitter

How did people use Twitter during Hurricane Sandy? For millions who lost power but could still access the internet on mobile devices, Twitter served as a critical lifeline throughout the disaster that struck the East Coast on Oct. 29.