June 15, 2016

State of the News Media 2016

Acknowledgments

The State of the News Media 2016 is the 13th edition of an annual report by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project examining the landscape of American journalism. This year’s study includes 13 data-filled fact sheets, each of which provides the latest audience, economic, news investment and ownership trends for key sectors of news media, from cable TV to African American media to news magazines. This study also includes a searchable Media & News Indicators database.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell oversaw the effort. She and Associate Director of Research Jesse Holcomb edited the fact sheets and wrote the overview. Research Associate Katerina Eva Matsa served as the project manager, and Research Associate Galen Stocking and Research Assistant Kristine Lu assisted with production. Pew Research Center researchers conducted data analysis and aggregation and also served as primary writers for the fact sheets as follows:

  • African-American Media Fact Sheet – Nancy Vogt, Research Analyst
  • Alternative Weeklies Fact Sheet – Elisa Shearer, Research Analyst
  • Audio Fact Sheet – Nancy Vogt, Research Analyst
  • Cable News Fact Sheet – Jesse Holcomb, Associate Director of Research
  • Digital News Audience Fact Sheet – Kristine Lu, Research Assistant and Jesse Holcomb, Associate Director of Research
  • Digital News Revenue Fact Sheet – Kristine Lu, Research Assistant and Jesse Holcomb, Associate Director of Research
  • Hispanic Media Fact Sheet – Elisa Shearer, Research Analyst
  • Local TV Fact Sheet – Katerina Eva Matsa, Research Associate
  • Network News Fact Sheet – Katerina Eva Matsa, Research Associate
  • News Magazines Fact Sheet – Galen Stocking, Research Associate
  • Newspapers Fact Sheet – Michael Barthel, Research Associate
  • Podcasting Fact Sheet – Nancy Vogt, Research Analyst
  • Public Broadcasting – Jesse Holcomb, Associate Director of Research, Katerina Eva Matsa, Research Associate and Nancy Vogt, Research Analyst

Research team

Jeffrey Gottfried, Research Associate
Allison Becker, Research Assistant
Joel Ericsen, Temporary Research Assistant
Jessica Mahone, Temporary Research Associate  

Editorial and graphic design

Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer
Shannon Greenwood, Copy editor                           

Communications and web publishing

Shannon Greenwood, Assistant Digital Producer
Rachel Weisel, Communications Associate
Seth Rubenstein, Senior Web Developer
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer