Fact Tank Oct. 21, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits

We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.

Fact Tank Oct. 9, 2014

Cutbacks at CNN highlight the cable news paradox

In terms of TV viewership, cable news peaked as a medium around the 2008 presidential election and, while showing impressive potential in digital, the business model is uncertain.

Fact Tank Aug. 22, 2014

News companies make play for India’s growing digital market

A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with the Huffington Post being the latest entrant.

Fact Tank Aug. 11, 2014

The growing pay gap between journalism and public relations

The salary gap between public relations specialists and news reporters has widened over the past decade – to almost $20,000 a year.

Fact Tank Aug. 1, 2014

As news business takes a hit, the number of black journalists declines

The number of black journalists working at U.S. daily newspapers has dropped 40% since 1997. That represents a loss of almost 1,200 journalists — from 2,946 in 1997 to 1,754 in 2013.

Fact Tank Jul. 30, 2014

ASNE: Two-thirds of U.S. newspapers employ women in top editing jobs

This year marks the first time that ASNE has tried to identify women in the very top tier of newspaper leadership.

Fact Tank Jul. 23, 2014

5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms

Despite revenue from political ads and fees paid by cable and other companies to carry their programming, the picture for local TV newsrooms is a mixed one.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2014

At the statehouse, ideological press tries to fill a void in news coverage

When the bottom fell out of the news industry during the recession, many newspapers cut their reporting power in statehouse press rooms.

Fact Tank Jul. 11, 2014

5 facts about alternative weeklies

This week’s 37th annual convention of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia comes at a time of challenge and turmoil in the “alt weekly” world. Here are 5 facts about trends in the industry.

Fact Tank Jul. 10, 2014

5 key takeaways from our census of statehouse reporters

To inform citizens about what is happening in America’s 50 statehouses, there are currently 1,592 journalists assigned to cover their workings, according to a new Pew Research report.