Media & News Indicators Database
This database includes detailed data on trends in the news industry. Search by keyword, topic or click on the charts to find data on audience, economics, social media, and reporting resources.
Americans increasingly view the internet, cellphones as essential
Americans are growing more attached to modern digital technologies, such as cellphones and the internet, and less attached to traditional hardware, such as landline phones and televisions.
Chart of the Week: A long history of cable consolidation
The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger comes after decades of cable-industry consolidation.
The Sochi effect on NBC and the morning news wars
How many Americans will go to sleep with the Olympics and wake up with Today – and will it will be enough to reverse ABC’s morning momentum?
Coke, “America the Beautiful,” and the language of diversity
Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad, that aired during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, sought to portray ethnic diversity in the U.S. by featuring “America the Beautiful” sung in several languages. But not everyone was happy with Coke’s celebration of diversity in the country.
Local TV audiences bounce back
Bucking a long-range trend of declining viewership, the audience for local TV news grew in all three major time slots in 2013.
5 facts about Fox News
Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.
Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies
Many of the nation’s estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.
Local TV stations post mixed results as some feel loss of political ads
The rush to acquire local television stations produced revenue growth for some media companies in the year’s third quarter, while others suffered losses tied to a plunge in political ad dollars.
50 years ago, America turned on the television
TV audience and survey data from the days immediately following JFK’s assassination show that Americans collectively tuned in to non-stop coverage that pioneered a new form of wall-to-wall television news delivery.