Fact TankApril 10, 2014

Small digital news sites: young, lean and local

A new Pew Research Center State of the News Media analysis finds that the growing digital news world is largely comprised of hundreds of smaller sites, often local in scope, that are working to fill gaps left by legacy reporting cuts.

Media & NewsMarch 26, 2014

Video: Sharing with Other Media

Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis says his nonprofit’s partnership with the local NBC station is a win-win, allowing his news organization to reach a wider audience and “positively impacting the quality of [KNSD’s] product while also performing a public service.

Media & NewsMarch 26, 2014

News Video on the Web

Online video is clearly becoming a part of the news media landscape. News is a part of what people watch online, and, more than ever, the public is a part of creating this news. But advertising and revenue opportunities, while they exist, are complicated.

Media & NewsMarch 26, 2014

A Boom in Acquisitions and Content Sharing Shapes Local TV News in 2013

Local television in the U.S. saw massive change in 2013, change that remained under the radar of most Americans. Big owners of local TV stations got substantially bigger, thanks to a wave of station purchases. While the TV business profited, the impact on consumers is less clear and seems to vary from one market to the next.

Media & NewsMarch 26, 2014

The Revenue Picture for American Journalism and How It Is Changing

An influx of new investments from the tech world and philanthropy signify a pivot in the way we support journalism financially.

Fact TankFebruary 27, 2014

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.

Fact TankFebruary 14, 2014

Chart of the Week: A long history of cable consolidation

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger comes after decades of cable-industry consolidation.

Fact TankFebruary 10, 2014

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?

Fact TankFebruary 3, 2014

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.

Fact TankJanuary 28, 2014

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.