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.
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?
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.
Infographic: Developments in the Hispanic Media Market
At 53 million in 2012, Hispanics are a fast growing segment of the U.S. population, accounting for half of the nation’s growth between 2000 and 2012. And media companies’ interest in reaching that audience has boomed along with the Hispanic population.
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.
Social, Search and Direct
Direct visitors to 26 top news sites—those who type in the news outlet’s URL or have the address bookmarked—are far more engaged with that news than users who arrive from Facebook or a search engine, according to a new analysis of online traffic data.
Direct Visitors More Engaged with News Websites
Visitors who go directly to news websites spend about three times as long there as those who arrive via search engine or Facebook.
The Sochi effect on NBC and the morning news wars
How many Americans will go to sleep with the Olympics and wake up with Today – and will it will be enough to reverse ABC’s morning momentum?
Local TV audiences bounce back
Bucking a long-range trend of declining viewership, the audience for local TV news grew in all three major time slots in 2013.
5 facts about Fox News
Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.