Fact TankAugust 25, 2014

Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed?

There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites’ algorithms?

Fact TankMay 15, 2014

Net neutrality: A made-for-web debate

The complex issue of net neutrality is not likely to be dinner conversation for many in the U.S. Still, the Federal Communications Commission vote expected today could dramatically impact the flow of digital content Americans receive, not to mention the bottom line for many major U.S. technology and content companies. So, where could the public […]

Fact TankApril 25, 2014

As digital ad sales grow, news outlets get a smaller share

While the digital ad pie is growing, the numbers show that news organizations are competing for an increasingly smaller share of those dollars.

Fact TankApril 10, 2014

Small digital news sites: young, lean and local

A new Pew Research Center State of the News Media analysis finds that the growing digital news world is largely comprised of hundreds of smaller sites, often local in scope, that are working to fill gaps left by legacy reporting cuts.

Pew Research CenterMarch 26, 2014

8 Key Takeaways about Social Media and News

As news organizations work to understand how consumers interact with digital news, the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, delved into how news is functioning in the social media space.

Fact TankMarch 17, 2014

5 key findings about digital news audiences

Web visitors who arrive at news sites by typing in a URL or clicking a bookmark behave quite differently from those who arrive via search engine or social media.

Media & NewsMarch 13, 2014

Social, Search and Direct

Direct visitors to 26 top news sites—those who type in the news outlet’s URL or have the address bookmarked—are far more engaged with that news than users who arrive from Facebook or a search engine, according to a new analysis of online traffic data.

Pew Research CenterMarch 13, 2014

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.

Fact TankMarch 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

Fact TankDecember 9, 2013

Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies

Many of the nation’s estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.