The Pew-Knight Initiative will deliver a comprehensive, real-time look at the information landscape from the standpoints of both consumers and producers of news.
40% of Black Americans say that the issues and events most important to them are often covered, and similar shares of Asian (38%) and Hispanic (37%) adults say the same.
Black Americans are more likely than others to say they see problematic news coverage of Black people
About four-in-ten Black Americans (39%) say they extremely or fairly often see or hear news coverage about Black people that is racist or racially insensitive.
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
During the first 60 days of the new administration, roughly half of stories about the Biden administration mentioned Donald Trump in some way.
Immigration was a top focus of early Biden coverage, especially among outlets with right-leaning audiences
Immigration was one of the five topics most covered by 25 major news outlets in the first 60 days of the Biden administration.
At 100 Day Mark: Coverage of Biden Has Been Slightly More Negative Than Positive, Varied Greatly by Outlet Type
About two-thirds of news coverage dealt with Biden’s policy agenda, while about three-quarters of early Trump coverage was framed around leadership skills.
We thought it would be valuable to combine our study of news coverage itself with data on people’s views about, and exposure to, that coverage.
Americans have heard more about clashes between police and protesters than other recent news stories
The public is more likely to have heard “a lot” about ongoing confrontations between police and protesters than several other stories.
Majorities of Americans Say News Coverage of George Floyd Protests Has Been Good, Trump’s Public Message Wrong
Among black Americans, 72% say coverage has been good or excellent and 85% say Trump’s message has been completely or mostly wrong.