Fact Tank Jul. 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.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2015

Twitter users turn critical eye toward Greek prime minister after referendum

A new analysis of about 300,000 tweets in Greek and English, collected between July 6 and 12, finds that the conversation about the controversial Greek prime minister has been primarily negative in tone, especially among those posting tweets in Greek.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2015

5 key takeaways about Twitter, Facebook and news use

More Americans get news on Twitter and Facebook today than in the past. We pulled together key facts about news consumption on these two popular social media sites.

Fact Tank Jul. 3, 2015

As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language

Among Greek-language tweets studied, 40% of the conversation included positive expressions about the EU proposals on the referendum calling for a financial bailout, while 33% was negative and 27% was neutral.

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Media & News Jun. 1, 2015

Political Media Habits Across Generations

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? How do media habits differ across these three generations?

Media & News Jun. 1, 2015

Millennials and News

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? Our new study explores which sources they are familiar with, turn to, trust and distrust.

Fact Tank Jun. 1, 2015

How Millennials’ political news habits differ from those of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers

Compared with the previous two generations, Millennials are less familiar with many news sources we asked about. Here are 5 facts about Millennials’ news habits.

Media & News Apr. 29, 2015

State of the News Media 2015

As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic media and more, this year’s annual report takes stock.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2015

5 facts about the BP oil spill

The 2010 spill was one of the two biggest stories of the year in terms of news interest. Support for offshore drilling plummeted, but has largely recovered.

Fact Tank Dec. 12, 2014

For some, the satiric ‘Colbert Report’ is a trusted source of political news

Here are some key facts from about who has heard of, gets news from and trusts The Colbert Report as a source for political news.