Why Change the Channel?
For most of the public, broadcast network news is all the same. Not so cable news: Nearly half the public sees real differences among CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
A Quarter’s Worth of News Coverage
Three-month review of media finds Iraq coverage was mostly about the U.S., while 2008 campaign coverage was mostly about Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?