PublicationsApril 12, 2012

72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

Local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics, but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project that examined the ways people get news and information about 16 different topics, ranging from breaking news to weather.

PublicationsMarch 30, 2012

How Blogs, Twitter and Mainstream Media Have Handled the Trayvon Martin Case

It took several weeks after the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin before the story exploded in the media. A new PEJ report reveals how social and mainstream media platforms focused on different elements of the controversy and how ideology influenced coverage on the cable and radio talk shows.

PublicationsMarch 5, 2012

The Search for a New Business Model

How close are America’s beleaguered newspapers to solving their revenue problems? A new report from PEJ that includes detailed case studies of dozens of daily papers and interviews with newspaper company executives finds an industry struggling to reinvent itself, but also some hopeful success stories.

PublicationsFebruary 23, 2012

Religion in the News

The biggest religion stories during 2011 centered on tensions over Islam and the U.S. presidential campaign, with more than half of the politically-focused coverage involving Republican hopeful Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, according to a new study.

PublicationsFebruary 13, 2012

Digital Advertising and News

With digital ad revenue projected to overtake all other platforms by 2016, it is the key to the financial future of news. Are news organizations transitioning their legacy advertisers to online platforms? A PEJ report analyzing more than 5,000 ads from 22 news outlets offers answers.

PublicationsFebruary 7, 2012

On Twitter, Still Tough Going for Komen

After the furor over its decision to defund Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen foundation reversed course and a key official resigned.

PublicationsDecember 21, 2011

The Year in News 2011

What stories and which people generated the most news coverage in 2011? PEJ’s annual Year in the News report offers answers. The Year in News 2011 Interactive allows users to explore the data for themselves.

PublicationsDecember 14, 2011

Where People Get Information about Restaurants and Local Businesses

The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued.

PublicationsDecember 8, 2011

Twitter and the Campaign

A new PEJ study of the Twitter campaign conversation using computer technology reveals how the White House hopefuls fared, examines differences between the political discussions on Twitter and blogs, and updates the tone of the candidates’ news narratives.

PublicationsNovember 14, 2011

How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter

Twitter has been embraced by news organizations today, but is used in limited ways, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University.