Media & News Apr. 23, 2008

So, Just How Different Is Rupert Murdoch’s New Wall Street Journal?

A Project for Excellence in Journalism content study finds that, to date, the newly staked out battleground between the Journal and Times seems to be located mostly on the playing field of politics.

U.S. Politics Apr. 15, 2008

Network News Signing Off?

Speculation over Katie Couric’s future as anchor of the CBS Evening News has raised the broader question of how long the three nightly network news broadcasts will be able to survive.

Media & News Mar. 17, 2008

State of the News Media 2008

The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report finds that the current crisis in journalism may be less the loss of audience than the decoupling of news and advertising. On the upside, some news organizations have become places of risk and innovation with growing connection with audiences.

U.S. Politics Jan. 11, 2008

The Internet’s Broader Role in Campaign 2008

The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential races. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost double the percentage at a comparable point in 2004.

U.S. Politics Aug. 9, 2007

Small Audience For Murdoch’s Dow Jones Deal, Few Expect Change

A majority of Americans who are following the story of publisher Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal say the sale will have little or no impact on the quality of the newspaper.

Media & News Jul. 30, 2007

Publisher Murdoch’s U.S. Track Record

In light of his apparently successful bid to buy Down Jones, what is Rupert Murdoch’s record in the American newspaper business?

Media & News Jul. 19, 2007

Is the Fairness Doctrine Fair Game?

The rule requiring broadcasters to balance views aired on controversial subjects was repealed 20 years ago. Yet in recent weeks, debate about the Fairness Doctrine has re-emerged in media circles — especially on talk radio.

U.S. Politics Jun. 20, 2007

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.

Media & News Jun. 18, 2007

Did Talk Hosts Help Derail the Immigration Bill?

PEJ’s Talk Show Index finds immigration was the second-most popular topic from May 13-June 8, and airwaves discussion was dominated by hosts opposed to the legislation who often referred to it with the politically damning term “amnesty bill.”

Media & News May. 25, 2007

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.