As journalism becomes an increasingly digital practice, the data and communications of investigative journalists have become vulnerable to hackers, government surveillance and legal threats. But what are these vulnerabilities – and what steps have investigative journalists taken to protect themselves?
In 2014, Pew Research Center published more than 150 reports and some 600 blog posts. Here are 14 facts we found particularly striking, as they illustrate some major shifts in our politics, society, habits or families.
People have views about whether they trust a news organization, even if they haven't recently spent time with it.
Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.
A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.
Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.
Liberals and conservatives turn to and trust strikingly different news sources. And across-the-board liberals and conservatives are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals.
When the bottom fell out of the news industry during the recession, many newspapers cut their reporting power in statehouse press rooms.
A new study finds 1,592 journalists reporting from U.S. statehouses where the ranks of newspaper reporters have shrunk, the number of journalists at nontraditional outlets has grown and observers worry about the quality of coverage.
When Joshua Earnest formally succeeds the departing Jay Carney as President Barack Obama’s chief liaison with the media, he will become the 30th presidential press secretary since the post was created 85 years ago. Here's a look at others who held the job.