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Katerina Eva Matsa

Associate Director, Journalism Research

Katerina Eva Matsa is an associate director at Pew Research Center. She is an expert on journalism and media, specifically the U.S. broadcasting sector, news consumption and politics and the role of technology in news. Matsa is the author of studies on searching for newsnetwork and local television, political polarization and media habits, Millennials and news and long-form reading on mobile devices. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in communications at American University, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Panteion University in Athens, Greece; a master’s degree in politics and government in the European Union from the London School of Economics; and a master’s degree in communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University. Matsa is fluent in English and Greek, and regularly discusses her research in print and broadcast media.

Publications
Media & NewsJuly 25, 2018

Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for many Americans – saw its audience decline over the past year.

Pew Research CenterJuly 17, 2018

Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow, outpacing desktops and laptops

Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, 19 percentage points higher than the 39% who often get news on a desktop or laptop computer.

Media & NewsJuly 12, 2018

Local TV News Fact Sheet

Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.

Pew Research CenterJune 8, 2018

Across Western Europe, public news media are widely used and trusted sources of news

In seven Western European countries surveyed, the top main source for news is a public news organization – such as the BBC in the UK, Sveriges Television/Radio (SVT/Radio) in Sweden or ARD in Germany – rather than a private one.

Media & NewsMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.

GlobalJanuary 11, 2018

Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver

A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.

Media & NewsJanuary 5, 2018

Fewer Americans rely on TV news; what type they watch varies by who they are

Just 50% of U.S. adults now get news regularly from television, down from 57% a year prior in early 2016.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Key trends in social and digital news media

Read 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center reports about today’s digital news media landscape.

Media & NewsMay 11, 2017

Buying spree brings more local TV stations to fewer big companies

As of 2016, Sinclair, Nexstar, Gray, Tegna and Tribune owned an estimated 37% of all full-power local TV stations in the country.

Media & NewsSeptember 14, 2016

10 facts about the changing digital news landscape

Digital news continues to evolve, pushed by a variety of recent innovations. Here are 10 key findings that show how these shifts are reshaping Americans’ news habits.