Media & NewsMarch 19, 2012

What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News

Perhaps no topic in technology attracted more attention in 2011 than the rise of social media and its potential impact on news. “If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next,” we wrote in a May 2011 report analyzing online news behavior called Navigating News Online.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 23, 2012

Religion in the News

The biggest religion stories of 2011 involved tensions over Islam and questions about faith in presidential politics, especially Mormonism, according to a study of news coverage by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Media & NewsJanuary 1, 2012

Data: Year in the News 2011

Follow the steps in this interactive to select among media sectors and news coverage categories. The data are based on more than 48,000 stories analyzed in PEJ’s News Coverage Index for the year.