Fact TankJune 13, 2013

Nonprofit news organizations: some want government subsidy

News outlets often have an adversarial relationship with the government, a longstanding tension  underscored most recently by the Obama administration’s pursuit of leaks to the Associated Press and Fox News Channel and the decisions of the Washington Post and the Guardian newspapers to publish National Security Agency documents. Nevertheless, it might come as a surprise […]

Media & NewsJune 10, 2013

Nonprofit Journalism: A Growing but Fragile Part of the U.S. News System

Nonprofit news outlets represent a growing new source of information – but one facing substantial challenges to its long-term financial sustainability.

Fact TankJune 7, 2013

Chart of the Week: Newspaper circulation around the world

Journalists and print loyalists who are dejected about the state of the U.S. newspaper business may be comforted — or perhaps made a bit envious — by the knowledge that in at least some other countries, newspaper circulation continues to rise smartly. The chart below, from The Economist’s Graphic Detail blog, uses data from the World Press […]

Pew Research CenterJune 3, 2013

Newsweek’s Decline Leads to Talk of Sale

Newsweeklies in general have faced difficult times in recent years, but the turmoil and decline at Newsweek has been particularly noteworthy.

Media & NewsMay 22, 2013

Citizen eyewitnesses provide majority of top online news videos in Oklahoma tornado disaster

In recent years, natural disasters around the world have been chronicled by a new kind of visual journalism, often produced by citizen eyewitnesses and posted to the video sharing site YouTube. These videos represent a way of “crowdsourcing” a dramatic breaking news event, frequently before professional journalists can arrive on the scene.

Pew Research CenterMarch 18, 2013

State of the News Media 2013

News reporting resources continued to decline in 2012 and nearly a third of Americans have abandoned a news outlet. Meanwhile, more newsmakers are able to take their messages directly to the public.

Media & NewsMarch 17, 2013

The Changing TV News Landscape

The news programs that Americans watch on national cable channels and their local television stations have changed significantly in recent years while the network evening newscasts have remained remarkably stable, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 11, 2013

Four Newspapers Succeeding Amid Grim Economic Landscape

Here are case studies of four newspapers that have found new business models that are generating significant new income.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2013

Will Conservative Talkers Take on Immigration Reform?

Nearly six years after the U.S. Senate defeated President George W. Bush’s immigration policy overhaul, there is another major legislative effort to change the nation’s immigration system.

Pew Research CenterDecember 20, 2012

Newtown Sparks Calls for Gun Reform in Social Media, Opinion Pages

The shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school last week triggered a conversation different from other recent U.S. gun tragedies.