May 23, 2013
This story, plus Time.com plans to hire new staff and San Francisco Chronicle changes its style on "illegal immigrant," all in today's headlines.
Videos of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore Oklahoma went viral in the aftermath of the May 20 disaster. Some new Pew Research data finds that citizen bystanders shot some of the most viewed video of the violent storm and discusses how natural disasters—from the Japanese earthquake of 2011 to the Russian meteor of 2013—have become big news on YouTube.
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.
The Twitter debate about gun control has taken many twists and turns since the Newtown killings, according to a new Pew Research Report that looks at the mainstream coverage and social media conversation on that issue. Which terms did the media most often invoke when discussing gun control? And how big a factor was President Obama in driving the narrative about it?
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.
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.
PEJ's latest report on the health and status of American journalism is now online. This year's report includes analysis of the eight main sectors of media and special reports on mobile devices and news consumption and the role of Facebook and Twitter in news.