Interest in midterms may be low, but local TV awash in political ad spending
Local TV has been receiving the largest portion of political media spending for at least a decade, but the share it consumes and the total dollars reaped continues to grow.
Which news organization is the most trusted? The answer is complicated.
Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.