U.S. Politics May. 23, 2007

Growing Up With the News

In an era when war, tragedy and scandal often dominate the headlines, America’s parents are more likely to encourage children to follow the news than they are to shield them from it.

U.S. Politics Apr. 5, 2007

Who Do You Trust for War News?

Four years into the Iraq war, most Americans say they have little or no confidence in the information they receive — from either the military or the media — about how things are going on the ground.

Media & News Mar. 12, 2007

State of the American News Media, 2007: Mainstream Media Go Niche

The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fourth annual report finds every sector of TV news lost audience in 2006. Newspapers, while garnering larger audiences for their content via online platforms, faced more downbeat financial assessments.

U.S. Politics Mar. 8, 2007

Top Journalists Less Widely Admired Than 20 Years Ago

Only a slim majority can now name the journalist they admire most and the preferences are scattered across the networks, cable news channels, public television and even Comedy Central.

Internet & Tech Feb. 6, 2007

Election Newshounds Speak Up

If you ask political news consumers what they like most about their favorite platform for news, a vivid image of a typical TV, newspaper, and internet political news consumer will emerge from their own comments. All three media forms win praise from their primary fans for their convenience but the context for its definition varies.

U.S. Politics Dec. 20, 2006

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.

Internet & Tech Sep. 21, 2006

Politics in Cyberspace

With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.

U.S. Politics Aug. 24, 2006

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?

Media & News Aug. 17, 2006

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.

U.S. Politics Aug. 8, 2006

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.