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This report was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which received support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder.’s data experts provided valuable input during the course of the project, from assistance in understanding the structure of the anonymized data to consultation on methodological decisions.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals:

Primary researchers

Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Galen Stocking, Research Associate Katerina Eva Matsa, Research Associate

Research team

Michael Barthel, Research Associate Kristine Lu, Research Assistant Elisa Shearer, Research Analyst Patrick vanKessel, Data Science Associate, Data Labs Andrew Small, News Content Coder Zachary Lingo, News Content Coder

Editorial and graphic design

Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Shannon Greenwood, Copy Editor

Communications and web publishing

Shannon Greenwood, Assistant Digital Producer Rachel Weisel, Communications Associate

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