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 & NewsJune 16, 2017

Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade.

Media & NewsJune 16, 2017

Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet

The audio news sector in the U.S. is split by modes of delivery: traditional terrestrial (AM/FM) radio and digital formats such as online radio and podcasting.

Media & NewsJune 1, 2017

Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of news channels that have become a destination for political news. Explore the patterns and longitudinal data about cable news.

Media & NewsJune 1, 2017

Newspapers Fact Sheet

Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hard hit as more and more Americans consume news digitally. Explore the patterns and longitudinal data about U.S. newspapers.

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.

Fact TankAugust 9, 2016

Newspaper companies lag behind their broadcast siblings after spinoffs

An analysis of the spinoffs shows that the broadcasting components of the original companies (which also retained many digital properties) have mostly outperformed their publishing counterparts in terms of operating profit margins.

Fact TankDecember 23, 2014

Market is still hot for buying up local TV stations

The rush to acquire local TV stations by media companies’ continued in 2014 and resulted in strong financial pay offs for them.

Fact TankSeptember 24, 2013

Gibbs takes over a troubled Time magazine

Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine’s newly-named managing editor — and the first woman to hold that position — takes the reins at an uncertain time in the publication’s history.

Pew Research CenterAugust 7, 2013

What’s Behind the Washington Post Sale?

What does the sale of The Washington Post say about the economics of the paper and the continuing struggles of the newspaper industry? A look at key trends.