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.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2013

Another casualty of war in Syria—citizen journalists

Professional journalists have long faced the risks of working in harm’s way, but now conflicts like the one in Syria are claiming the lives of a new part of the media — citizen journalists.

U.S. Politics Aug. 8, 2013

Amid Criticism, Support for Media’s ‘Watchdog’ Role

The public has a low opinion of the accuracy, fairness and independence of news organizations, but broad majorities agree the press acts as a watchdog by keeping political leaders in check.

Fact Tank Jun. 20, 2013

Can a new morning program revitalize CNN?

This week, CNN launched New Day, a three-hour morning program at the center of the channel’s effort to regain its footing in the world of cable news. To do that, it will have to compete not only with the major networks, but also with more popular shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. This is […]

Fact Tank Jun. 5, 2013

Is MSNBC the place for opinion?

MSNBC president Phil Griffin generated plenty of media attention this week when he said, in a New York Times interview, that his channel was “not the place” for breaking news. “Our brand is not that.” Griffin was responding to a significant decline in MSNBC’s ratings, which the Times reported was down 18% in prime time […]

Fact Tank May. 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.