Pew Research Center’s news and information researchers study news and information trends, including public perceptions of the news media and evolving news consumption habits in a digital age. Signature reports have examined media polarization, the local news ecosystem, and the public’s experiences with misinformation.
Journalists Sense Turmoil in Their Industry Amid Continued Passion for Their Work
A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.
Total Number of U.S. Statehouse Reporters Rises, but Fewer Are on the Beat Full Time
The total number of journalists assigned to state capitol buildings is up 11% since 2014, though figures vary widely by state. And as newspapers employ fewer statehouse reporters, nonprofits are filling much of the void.
The Role of Alternative Social Media in the News and Information Environment
In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
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