News Coverage for Both Candidates More Negative
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have received more negative news coverage than positive in the general election, but coverage shifted markedly when the debates began. Obama fared much better in September, while Romney had the edge in October, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
One-in-Ten ’Dual-Screened’ the Presidential Debate
More than half of America watched the first presidential debate live, including 11% who were “dual screeners,” following coverage on a computer or mobile device while also following television coverage.
Future of Mobile News
The era of mobile digital technology has crossed a new threshold.
Infographic: The Future of Mobile News
Highlights from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism report The Future of Mobile News.
In Changing News Landscape, Even Television Is Vulnerable
There are signs that television news — like the print news sources before it — may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers. Online and digital news consumption continues to increase, driven by expanding use of mobile devices and the rise of social networking sites.
How people get local news and information in different communities
Urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources, suburbanites are most heavily into social media, and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources.
Eight-in-Ten Following Olympics on TV or Digitally
Large majorities of Americans are following coverage of the Olympic Games in London. Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) say they have watched or followed Olympic coverage either on television, online or on social networks.
72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely
Most adults follow local news closely, and local newspapers are by far the source they rely on for much of the local information they need.
Cable Leads the Pack as Campaign News Source
Cable news is now the top regular source for campaign news. The long-term decline in the number of Americans getting campaign news from local and network TV news, and local newspapers, steepened this year. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are used for campaign news by a relatively limited audience.
Where People Get Information About Restaurants and Other Local Businesses
People looking for information about local restaurants and other businesses say they rely on the internet, especially search engines, ahead of any other source.