Analysis: Our Studies
This section, Studies, contains PEJ's major empirical research studies, including our annual reports on the state of journalism divided into searchable subchapters. They are listed below in chronological order. Or you can use the menus on the left to filter our entire archive and find exactly what you want.
|December 8, 2011|
|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. |
|November 14, 2011|
|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.|
|November 9, 2011|
|A new report documents how the swirl of sexual harassment allegations contributed to surprise frontrunner Herman Cain’s most difficult week of news coverage to date. |
|October 25, 2011|
|The most detailed study to date probes who
tablet users are, how they get news and how willing they are to pay for
it. See the report, infographic or slideshow. |
|October 17, 2011|
|Which candidate has fared best in the news media in the first five months of the race for president?
|September 26, 2011|
|How do people get news and information about the community where they live? Traditional research has suggested that Americans watch local TV news more than any other local information source. But a new report by the PEJ and the Pew Internet and American Life Project, in association with the Knight Foundation offers a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem of community information. |
|July 15, 2011|
|As traditional newsrooms are shrinking, a trend is emerging, the non-profit newsroom. A new PEJ study reveals that a large number of these non-profit sites are offering news reporting that is clearly ideological or partisan in nature. The survey also looks at the characteristic of more balanced versus more ideological sites. Read the full report for more on who these new players are, what the nature of their news coverage is, and how these operations are changing the ecosystem of news.
|May 9, 2011|
|The future of the journalism relies heavily on understanding the ways people consume news online. But mastering that information is challenging. Behavior is changing quickly, and the metrics can be elusive and even contradictory. In a new study, PEJ examines Nielsen data from the top 25 most popular news sites to offer insights about how people get to news sites; what they do once there and where they go when they leave.|
|February 24, 2011|
|There was a changing of the guard in religion coverage in 2010 as Islam supplanted the Catholic Church as the primary religious newsmaker. A new report by PEJ and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life examines the events and controversies that drove the coverage and conversation in mainstream and social media.
|November 5, 2010|
|In today’s news landscape, both mainstream and new media sources shape the narrative. A new PEJ study finds that no single unified message reverberated throughout the media universe in the wake of the November 2 voting and what one learned depended largely on where one got the news. How did the post election-day narrative differ from the front pages to the television studies and from bloggers to Twitterers?