Media & News Sep. 12, 2007

The News You Choose

In a world without journalists, or at least without editors, what would the news agenda look like? A one-week study of a new crop of user-driven news sites by the Project for Excellence in Journalism suggests that the news agenda would be more diverse, more transitory, and often drawn from a very different and perhaps controversial list of sources.

U.S. Politics Aug. 9, 2007

Internet News Audience Highly Critical of News Organizations

Americans continue to fault news organizations for a number of perceived failures. Solid majorities criticize the news media for political bias, inaccuracy and failing to acknowledge mistakes. Some of the harshest indictments of the press come from the growing segment that relies on the internet as its main news source.

Pew Research Center Jul. 24, 2007

Uploading Democracy: Candidates Field YouTube Questions

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was widely anticipated for its groundbreaking format. Candidates took on a host of issues asked by citizens via YouTube videos; what follows is an analysis of the format and major themes of the debate as compared with public opinion data.

Media & News Jul. 12, 2007

Are Candidate Web Sites Propaganda or News?

Through their official websites, the campaigns themselves are challenging the press as a destination for news.

U.S. Politics Jul. 12, 2007

Campaign Internet Videos: “Sopranos” Spoof vs. “Obama Girl”

They originate on the internet, but more people are viewing them on TV than online.

Media & News Jun. 11, 2007

A Spiritual Network in Cyberspace

If Beliefnet is not exactly a household name, it is an interesting experiment in online journalism. For one thing, its own turbulent history in some ways reflects the trajectory of the internet itself. For another, the strategy it has settled on — a subject specific site that offers interactivity, networking and journalistic even-handedness — may offer one working blueprint for the rapidly evolving field of Web information.

Internet & Tech Jan. 7, 2007

Social Networking Websites and Teens

In the past 5 years, social networking sites have rocketed from a niche activity in to a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users.

Internet & Tech Jul. 19, 2006

A Blogger Portrait

A new, national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology.

Internet & Tech May. 30, 2006

Home Broadband Goes Mainstream

The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.

Internet & Tech Sep. 5, 2002

One year later: September 11 and the Internet