Media & NewsJuly 13, 2017

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.

Media & NewsApril 27, 2017

Searching for News: The Flint water crisis

Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today’s digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.

Fact TankNovember 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 & NewsJune 15, 2016

State of the News Media 2016

The past year brought pressures to America’s newspaper newsrooms not seen since the Great Recession. From broadcast to print to digital and more, this year’s annual report takes stock of the state of the news media.

Media & NewsDecember 3, 2015

Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized

There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.

Fact TankJuly 15, 2015

Early morning, noon and late evening slots drive growth in local TV news

Faced with multiple years of audience declines during traditional time slots, many local TV stations began expanding their programming to nontraditional hours such as very early morning, midday and at 7 p.m.

Pew Research CenterJuly 14, 2015

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.

Fact TankMay 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.

Fact TankApril 29, 2015

5 key takeaways from State of the News Media 2015

Our annual report surveys the landscape of U.S. journalism, from the changes driven by mobile devices to the ups and downs of legacy news organizations.