Media & NewsFebruary 17, 2017

For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders

When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S. newspapers, three of these papers – The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – attracted more adults younger than 50 than 50 and older as regular readers.

Fact TankOctober 6, 2016

Younger adults more likely than their elders to prefer reading news

When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older adults to opt for text – and most of that reading is occurring on the web.

Fact TankAugust 9, 2016

Newspaper companies lag behind their broadcast siblings after spinoffs

An analysis of the spinoffs shows that the broadcasting components of the original companies (which also retained many digital properties) have mostly outperformed their publishing counterparts in terms of operating profit margins.

Fact TankJanuary 7, 2016

In 21 states, local newspapers lack a dedicated D.C. reporter covering Congress

Between 2009 and 2014, the number of Washington-based reporters for local newspapers accredited by the Senate to cover Congress declined by 11%.

Fact TankJanuary 6, 2016

Around half of newspaper readers rely only on print edition

Even in the digital era, many local news consumers still rely on the print product for their news.

Fact TankDecember 4, 2015

How Pew Research Center studied the Washington press corps

Jesse Holcomb, associate director of research at the Center, explains how the new report was put together.

Fact TankDecember 3, 2015

5 key takeaways about today’s Washington press corps

The face of the Washington press corps has changed markedly in recent years, transformed by an increase in the number of journalists working for “niche” publications and digital startups.

Pew Research CenterDecember 3, 2015

Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized

There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.

Fact TankAugust 4, 2015

In the news industry, diversity is lowest at smaller outlets

Minorities are still underrepresented at U.S. news organizations, especially when it comes to the places that would-be journalists traditionally try to break into the business: smaller local TV and newspaper outlets.

Fact TankJune 3, 2015

Facebook’s deal with publishers a stark reminder of digital ad gulf

A hard look at the digital publishing business shows the degree to which Facebook, more than any other single company, is where the digital display ad money is.