Analysis Feb. 4, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Campaign – a News Event That’s Hard to Miss

About nine-in-ten Americans learn about the election in a given week. But they are divided on what type of news source – from television to digital to radio to print – they find most helpful.

Analysis Jan. 20, 2016

Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

The number of journalism projects funded through Kickstarter has grown over time, totaling more than 650 projects and nearly $6.3 million by mid-September 2015.

Analysis Dec. 3, 2015

Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized

There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.

Analysis Oct. 7, 2015

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.

Analysis Jul. 14, 2015

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.

Analysis Jun. 1, 2015

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.

State of the Media Apr. 29, 2015

State of the News Media 2015

As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic and more, this year’s annual report on the state of the news media takes stock.

Analysis Mar. 5, 2015

Local News in a Digital Age

In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.

Analysis Feb. 5, 2015

Investigative Journalists and Digital Security

Two-thirds of IRE journalists believe the U.S. government has probably collected data on their communications. But few have been dissuaded to pursue a story because of such concerns.

Analysis Jan. 28, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion

Following the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad show a tension between free expression and religious tolerance.