Network TV news – appointment viewing for many Americans – saw its audience decline over the past year.
Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans.
Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.
The audio news sector in the U.S. is split by modes of delivery: traditional terrestrial (AM/FM) radio and digital formats such as online radio and podcasting.
Staff layoffs continued to pummel the beleaguered U.S. newspaper industry in 2020, a period complicated by the impact of the pandemic.
Though this figure is a sliver of all PPP loans lent out to small businesses as of August, it represents a large segment of U.S. newspaper companies.
About eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues.
Traffic to digital-native news sites has plateaued in recent years. After rising from 2014 to 2016, it remained steady through 2019.
Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center), Philip Howard (University of Oxford), Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News) and Lori Robertson (Factcheck.org) discuss misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak, and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as part of SXSW 2020's virtual sessions.
The public’s sense about the pandemic's impact on the financial well-being of most news organizations is far from clear.