Americans’ perceptions about unethical behavior shape how they think about people in powerful roles
The more confident people are that members of powerful groups behave unethically, the less likely they are to have confidence in that group’s performance.
Who pays for local news in the U.S.?
While few Americans pay for local news, some people are more likely to do so than others – and most believe their local news outlets are doing well financially.
Key findings about the online news landscape in America
The share of Americans who prefer to get their news online is growing. More Americans get news on social media than from print newspapers.
Older Americans, Black Adults and Americans With Less Education More Interested in Local News
Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.
7 facts about black Americans and the news media
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
About a quarter of large U.S. newspapers laid off staff in 2018
Mid-market newspapers were the most likely to suffer layoffs in 2018. Digital-native news outlets also faced continued layoffs.
Americans have become much less positive about tech companies’ impact on the U.S.
Negative views of technology companies’ impact on the country have nearly doubled since 2015, from 17% to 33%.
5 key takeaways about the state of the news media in 2018
Newspaper circulation in the U.S. reached its lowest level since 1940, and the audience for local TV news has steadily declined.
Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet
Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.
Digital News Fact Sheet
In the U.S., roughly nine-in-ten adults (93%) get at least some news online (either via mobile or desktop), and the online space has become a host for the digital homes of both legacy news outlets and new, “born on the web” news outlets.
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