News stories focused on support for same-sex marriage outnumbered those opposing it by roughly 5-to-1 in the two months marked by Supreme Court deliberations on the issue, according to the latest study in Pew Research's LGBT in Changing Times series. Did statements of support vary by media sector? Did reactions on Twitter differ from the news media? How was the topic covered in LGBT outlets? The new study offers answers.
The violence in Syria continues to escalate, and with it comes an uptick in victims who are there to report on the conflict. PEJ looks at how the country’s current civil war ranks among other conflicts in recent years when it comes to journalism casualties.
As the economics of commercial journalism have been upended and newsrooms have shrunk, a variety of funders have sponsored nonprofit news operations to fill perceived information gaps. A report finds that while they voice optimism about the future, many organizations worry that they don’t have sufficient business-side resources.
How did people use Twitter during Hurricane Sandy and what did they tweet about? A new study from PEJ shows that over half of the conversation on and around the hurricane’s landfall was news, information, photos and videos of and about the super storm.
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Pew Research Center President Alan Murray discusses digital journalism trends based on findings from the State of the News Media and his time at the Wall Street Journal at a luncheon at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs.
How much attention has Pope Benedict received in the press? A new analysis of 2,700 religion stories in newspapers, websites, cable and broadcast news in the last five years offers answers.
PEJ report finds that from the conventions to the eve of the final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both received more negative than positive coverage from the news media, though overall Obama has had an edge.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is pleased to release the 2011 News Coverage Index data set and toplines of additional content analysis reports.
On Twitter, criticism of Obama's State of the Union speech outpaces praise; many different issues discussed.