You don’t really have to know a news outlet to trust (or distrust) it
People have views about whether they trust a news organization, even if they haven’t recently spent time with it.
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.
19% say they get news from a source they distrust
A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.
5 key takeaways on politics, media and polarization
Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.
Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum
A Pew Research Center study based on a representative online survey finds striking differences in news habits along the ideological spectrum.
Political Polarization & Media Habits
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.
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.
America’s Shifting Statehouse Press
A new study finds 1,592 journalists reporting from U.S. statehouses where the ranks of newspaper reporters have shrunk, the number of journalists at nontraditional outlets has grown and observers worry about the quality of coverage.
7 facts about White House press secretaries
When Joshua Earnest formally succeeds the departing Jay Carney as President Barack Obama’s chief liaison with the media, he will become the 30th presidential press secretary since the post was created 85 years ago. Here’s a look at others who held the job.
Social, Search and Direct
Direct visitors to 26 top news sites—those who type in the news outlet’s URL or have the address bookmarked—are far more engaged with that news than users who arrive from Facebook or a search engine, according to a new analysis of online traffic data.