Who Knows News? What You Read or View Matters, but Not Your Politics
Where you turn for news may say a lot about how much you actually know. So who scores higher on a political knowledge quiz? Hardball or Hannity & Colmes? Newspapers or network news? Stewart or Colbert?
Assessing the Debate: A Media/Public Disconnect?
Political pundits, seeing no knockout punch, scored a tie. But viewers awarded the win to Obama.
Online News: Should You Be Reading This at Work?
The internet is allowing Americans to stay constantly informed about the news of the day — on the company dollar – regardless of whether keeping up-to-date is important to their job.
Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and Traditional Sources
For more than a decade, audiences for most traditional news sources have steadily declined and the number of people getting news online has surged. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press’ biannual media study also finds that a growing number of news consumers mix both old and new sources. The report presents a typology that breaks Americans into four groups: Integrators, Net-Newsers, Traditionalists and the Disengaged.
Public Says Press Should Not Declare Obama the Winner
Fully 72% of the public – including comparable percentages of Democrats, Republicans and independents – say that journalists should not be anointing Obama as the Democratic nominee at this stage in the race.
The Daily Show: Journalism, Satire or Just Laughs?
An examination of whether America’s 4th-ranked journalist, Jon Stewart, is really the host of a news program.
Where Men and Women Differ in Following the News
A look at the public’s news interests over the past year shows continuing differences between women and men in the types of news stories that they follow very closely.