Media & NewsNovember 11, 2016

Whites more likely than nonwhites to have spoken to a local journalist

Only 26% of U.S. adults say they have been interviewed by a local journalist. Among those who have, not everyone’s voice is equally likely to be heard.

Media & NewsNovember 3, 2016

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits

Americans who are highly attached to their communities and who always vote in local elections stand out for displaying stronger local news habits than those less engaged.

Media & NewsSeptember 19, 2016

Number of U.S. low-power FM radio stations has nearly doubled since 2014

A surge in new low-power FM (LPFM) community radio stations that have been licensed to join the FM airwaves is partially due to a new window for applications that the FCC opened.

Media & NewsJanuary 7, 2016

In 21 states, local newspapers lack a dedicated D.C. reporter covering Congress

Between 2009 and 2014, the number of Washington-based reporters for local newspapers accredited by the Senate to cover Congress declined by 11%.

Media & NewsMay 14, 2015

News audiences spread the word, but few get involved in local journalism

We asked residents in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa, about the actions they take to gather, share and add to the news in their communities.

Internet & TechJune 30, 2014

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research.

Media & NewsAugust 5, 2013

Newspapers Invest in Local TV Stations Despite Warning Signs

The economic ills of newspapers are fueling a spate of recent local TV acquisitions by newspaper companies, but the data suggest the local TV news market may not be immune to its own set of problems.

Media & NewsMarch 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.

Internet & TechSeptember 26, 2012

How people get local news and information in different communities

Urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources, suburbanites are most heavily into social media, and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources.

Internet & TechApril 12, 2012

72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

Most adults follow local news closely, and local newspapers are by far the source they rely on for much of the local information they need.