Fact Tank Feb. 4, 2014

Facebook is a news source for many, but only incidentally

Unlike Twitter, which has developed into a go-to source for breaking news, only 28% of Facebook news consumers have ever used the service to track an unfolding news story. And even among that sub-subgroup, fewer than half (41%) said Facebook was among the first places they’d turn to keep up with a breaking news event.

Fact Tank Jan. 14, 2014

5 facts about Fox News

Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.

Fact Tank Jan. 9, 2014

Who is this man? Many Americans don’t recognize top news anchor

The lower public awareness of news anchors reflects a large decline in the audience for nightly network news since the 1980s.

Media & News Nov. 14, 2013

News Consumption Varies Across Social Networking Sites

Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap?

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2013

How do you use Facebook and Twitter for news?

We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers how they interact with news on the social media platforms. Here is what they had to say.

Media & News Nov. 4, 2013

8% of U.S. Adults Get News Through Twitter

Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.

Media & News Oct. 24, 2013

News Finds Americans on Facebook

Roughly one in three U.S. adults get news on Facebook, though more than three-quarters of them see that news when they are on the site for other reasons.

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Media & News Oct. 24, 2013

Infographic: The Facebook News Experience

On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Media & News Oct. 11, 2013

More Watch Broadcast News, But Cable TV Viewers More Engaged

While the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is the 24/7 national cable news channels that command the most attention from their viewers, who watch an average of 25 minutes a day.

Media & News Sep. 16, 2013

How Al Jazeera America Covered Syria

In its coverage of the ongoing Syrian crisis, the fledgling Al Jazeera America cable news channel has provided U.S. viewers with content much more similar to CNN’s than the BBC’s.