ReligionJune 11, 2010

The Pope Meets the Press

Newspaper coverage of the Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal grew more intense this spring than at any time since 2002, and European newspapers devoted even more ink to the story than American papers did, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Media & NewsJune 11, 2010

Media Coverage of the Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Newspaper coverage of the Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal grew more intense this spring than at any time since 2002, and European newspapers devoted even more ink to the story than American papers did.

ReligionMarch 25, 2010

Religion in the News: 2009

Pope Benedict XVI, though he made no visits to the United States last year, was the subject of two of the top 10 religion stories, while the Obama administration accounted for three of the top 10 religion-focused storylines during the year

Media & NewsJanuary 11, 2010

How News Happens–Still

With questions about the future of journalism, a new study of the media in Baltimore, Md., examines who really reports the news that people get about their communities. Despite a rapidly expanding landscape, newspapers still drive stories.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 29, 2009

Stories of 2009: Public vs. Press

The media’s top stories generally reflected the public’s top interests, but the press gave more coverage to politics (Kennedy’s death, Palin’s book, Specter’s switch) than the public was willing to follow.

Media & NewsDecember 7, 2009

Media Coverage of Hispanics

A six-month media analysis finds little coverage of the Latino community outside of major events, with the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor by far the the biggest storyline. Immigration was featured in fewer than one-in-ten stories about Hispanics.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 30, 2009

Partisanship and Cable News Audiences

In recent years, Republican viewers have migrated increasingly to Fox News but Democrats comprise a larger share of the Fox News audience than Republicans do of CNN’s audience.

Media & NewsOctober 5, 2009

Covering the Great Recession

The gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression has been covered in the media largely from the top down, told primarily from the perspective of the Obama administration and big business.

Media & NewsAugust 12, 2009

Measuring Media: Faith-Based Initiative

While Obama adopted much of the program put into place by Bush, it has generated little of the contentious press coverage sparked by his predecessor’s effort.

Media & NewsMay 28, 2009

Global Pandemic, Global Coverage

Turns out that coverage of the swine flu in the U.S. was actually less sensationalized than was media coverage in some other major nations.