What Was — and Wasn’t on the Public’s Mind
Once again, public opinion played a major role in the most important news stories of the year. Some of the strongest 2006 trends in public opinion carried over from previous years — notably growing concern about the Iraq war and mounting dissatisfaction with the performance of the Republican-controlled Congress.
Politics in Cyberspace
With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.
Katie Couric: Perky and Cute, But Smart, Informed and Liberal, Too
The public has lots of kind words for Katie, Brian and Charles, but just one of the three new network anchors has cornered the market on “perky” and “liberal.” Guess who?
Cable News: A Maturing Platform with an Uncertain Future
A Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtable brings together a panel of cable news industry leaders. Some predict the medium will adapt to the changing news consumer while others believe dramatic innovations are necessary.
Public Conflicted About Press Reports of Bank Record Monitoring
Majority says reports hurt interest of American people — but even bigger majority says they tell citizens something they should know.
Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership
The biennial news consumption survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that newspapers, which have seen their audience decline in recent decades, are now stemming further losses with the help of their online editions.
50 Million Americans Get News Online Every Day
Many broadband users now say the internet is a main news source, surpassing even TV and papers, according to the Pew Internet Project.
State of the News Media
As audiences shift to new online media, print’s problems have accelerated. But newspapers can still avoid a death spiral, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.