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.

Fact Tank Nov. 10, 2014

You don’t really have to know a news outlet to trust (or distrust) it

People have views about whether they trust a news organization, even if they haven’t recently spent time with it.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

Which news organization is the most trusted? The answer is complicated.

Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.

Fact Tank Oct. 24, 2014

19% say they get news from a source they distrust

A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.

Fact Tank Oct. 21, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits

We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.

Fact Tank Aug. 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?

Media & News May. 22, 2014

The EU Elections on Twitter

The conversation on Twitter leading up to the European Parliament elections suggests mixed sentiment toward the European Union (EU) and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.

Fact Tank Mar. 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.