U.S. Politics Dec. 29, 2009

Stories of 2009: Public vs. Press

The media’s top stories generally reflected the public’s top interests, but the press gave more coverage to politics (Kennedy’s death, Palin’s book, Specter’s switch) than the public was willing to follow.

U.S. Politics Oct. 30, 2009

Partisanship and Cable News Audiences

In recent years, Republican viewers have migrated increasingly to Fox News but Democrats comprise a larger share of the Fox News audience than Republicans do of CNN’s audience.

U.S. Politics Oct. 29, 2009

How the Public Judges News Network Ideology

The perception of Fox News as mostly conservative is shared across news audiences, but Fox News viewers are more likely to see the other cable and network stations as mostly liberal.

U.S. Politics Oct. 2, 2009

Strong Support For Watchdog Role, Despite Public Criticism Of News Media

The percentage of Americans saying that press criticism of political leaders keeps them honest is nearly as high now as it was in the 1980s, when views of the media were far less negative than they are today.

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2009

Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two-Decade Low

Just 29% of Americans now say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate.

Media & News Mar. 30, 2009

Online Journalists Optimistic About Revenue, Concerned About Quality

Internet journalists see a revenue path on the web, but also say the internet is changing journalism mostly for the worse.