Media & NewsOctober 17, 2016

Trump, Clinton Supporters Differ on How Media Should Cover Controversial Statements

As the news media cover the turbulent 2016 presidential election, there’s been considerable debate around how much emphasis they should put on inaccurate or potentially offensive statements made by candidates.

GlobalOctober 12, 2016

Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world

Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.

Media & NewsSeptember 29, 2016

Partisans disagree on news media’s best, worst traits

Americans are divided in what they consider the most positive and negative attribute of the news media, and much of that divide follows party lines.

Media & NewsSeptember 22, 2016

More say press is too easy on Trump than said so of Romney, McCain

Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.

Internet & TechMarch 27, 2015

How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection

The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.

Media & NewsFebruary 5, 2015

5 key takeaways about how investigative reporters view their digital security

As journalism becomes an increasingly digital practice, the data and communications of investigative journalists have become vulnerable to hackers, government surveillance and legal threats. But what are these vulnerabilities – and what steps have investigative journalists taken to protect themselves?

Media & NewsJanuary 28, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion

Following attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad show tension between free expression and religious tolerance.

Media & NewsNovember 20, 2014

About 1 in 5 victims of online harassment say it happened in the comments section

While social media sites were the most common place noted for online harassment in a recent Pew Research Center survey, about a fifth of internet users cited website comments sections as places where they had that experience.

Media & NewsJune 5, 2014

On TV, few amateur journalists get credit for their contributions to the news

At a time when ordinary citizens are increasingly functioning as on-scene reporters, nearly three-quarters (72%) of that amateur content that aired on these television outlets was not identified as such.

Media & NewsNovember 8, 2013

In the UK, scandal prompts a push for a press watchdog

The British cell phone hacking scandal of 2011 was a major catalyst for the creation of a new press watchdog.