The State of the News Media fact sheets use a range of different methodologies to study the health of the U.S. news industry, including custom analysis of news audience behavior, secondary analysis of industry data and direct reporting to solicit information unavailable elsewhere.
While newspapers have seen steep job losses from 2008 to 2020, digital-native news organizations have seen considerable gains.
Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.
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.
Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hard hit as more and more Americans consume news digitally.
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.
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.