Some 61% of U.S. adults say they follow COVID-19 news at both the national and local level equally, and 23% say they pay more attention to local news.
Mergers, closures and layoffs have affected many media organizations. Here are 10 charts on the state of newsroom employment in the U.S. today.
Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers.
While U.S. Democrats turn to a variety of outlets for political news, no source comes close to matching the appeal of Fox News for Republicans.
Responses to cable news coverage and the pandemic vary notably among Americans who identify Fox News, MSNBC or CNN as their main source of political news.
U.S. newspaper circulation fell in 2018 to its lowest level since 1940, and newspaper revenues declined dramatically between 2008 and 2018.
Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is on the rise.
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 those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.