Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World
On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.
News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political
An analysis of how 12 heavily visited U.S. news websites covered the pope’s visit to America. The news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.
Methodology: As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language
Millennials and Political News
Millennials rely on Facebook for their political news, while Baby Boomers turn to local TV. And while Millennials are less engaged with political news, they trust news sources as much as older generations do.
Methodology: On UK elections, the talk on Twitter is largely negative
Political Polarization & 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.
America’s Shifting Statehouse Press
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.
The EU Elections on Twitter
An analysis of the Twitter conversation on the eve of the European Union elections suggest that those social media users are divided on the value of the EU and not particularly excited about the candidates for the European Commission presidency.
A Boom in Acquisitions and Content Sharing Shapes Local TV News in 2013
Local television in the U.S. saw massive change in 2013, change that remained under the radar of most Americans. Big owners of local TV stations got substantially bigger, thanks to a wave of station purchases. While the TV business profited, the impact on consumers is less clear and seems to vary from one market to the next.
8 Key Takeaways about Social Media and News
News has a place in social media – but on some sites more than others