PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Online

The state of online news heading into 2010 may best be described as a moving target. Digital delivery is now well established as a part of most Americans daily news consumption. Six in ten Americans get some news online in a typical day—and most of these also get news from other media platforms as well.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Network TV

Heading into 2009, there were some small signs of promise in network news. Viewership of the evening newscasts actually rose in the November, December and January following the 2008 presidential election. It dipped in February and March 2009, but was up again in April.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Cable TV

Maybe one of the few questions left about cable news is whether a channel attempting to build its brand around neutral reporting and balanced conversation can succeed.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Local TV

Almost all the indicators for local TV are pointing down.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Magazines

As 2010 began, several existential questions hung over the American magazine industry.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Audio

Most people still listen to news, talk and music for at least a little while every week, and they do most of this listening through traditional broadcast, or “terrestrial,” radio. This is where the audience is largest. Yet this is where the profit and revenue are under the most pressure. Many stations have left the air and some owners of multiple stations have entered bankruptcy.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2010

State of the News Media: Ethnic Media

In a year that saw the inauguration of the country’s first black president and the arrival on the Supreme Court of the first Hispanic justice, the ethnic news media managed to stay in relatively good health, despite the worst recession since the Great Depression, although some bruises and scars were picked up along the way.

PublicationsMarch 1, 2010

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer

An overwhelming majority of Americans get their news from multiple news platforms. Which media sectors do people in the U.S rely on most? How has the internet and mobile technology changed the way people consume news? A joint PEJ-Pew Internet survey examines how internet and cell phone users have transformed news into a social experience.

PublicationsJanuary 11, 2010

How News Happens

A new PEJ study investigates where news comes from in today’s rapidly changing media landscape. An examination of local media in Baltimore provides insight on how the U.S. media ecosystem works. What role do new media, blogs and specialty news sites play in the news cycle? Who is breaking news? Which reports advanced the story? The study answers these questions and more.

PublicationsOctober 5, 2009

Covering the Great Recession

The economic downturn has made headlines for months. How has the press covered the gravest financial crisis since the Great Depression? What elements of the economic story make the most news? Who is driving the coverage? PEJ addresses these questions and more in a new report on press coverage of the economy.