Analysis: Our Studies, Commentaries and Backgrounders
This section, Analysis, is the complete archive of all the research studies, commentaries, background reports, articles, or speeches PEJ has published. They are listed below in chronological order, but our archive is also searchable. Use the menus on the left to filter the contents and find exactly what you want.
|July 16, 2012|
|News is becoming a major part of what Americans watch on YouTube. In the last 15 months, a third of the most searched terms on the video sharing site were news related. A new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism explores the character of news on YouTube.|
|June 29, 2012|
Users of Twitter, Facebook and blogs weighed in heavily on
the Supreme Court Health Care ruling last week. PEJ examines the sentiment on
each of the three social media platforms, how that sentiment shifted in the
days that followed the ruling and the degree to which users delved into
implications for the presidential contenders.
|June 26, 2012|
|Reports that News Corp is spinning off the publishing division cap a year of major changes in news industry ownership. It was the busiest time for newspaper sales since 2007 and witnessed the single largest local TV acquisition in four years. Visit PEJ’s interactive database, to explore financial statistics on more than 4,000 radio and TV stations, newspapers and news websites.|
|June 19, 2012|
|PEJ examines how the health care debate was presented in the press, which party won the messaging war and how the bill has largely disappeared from view.
|May 21, 2012|
|The Facebook IPO was a hot topic
on blogs, Twitter and Facebook last week with doubts about the stock’s value
exceeding bullishness on the investment. And the topics of
conversation—which ranged from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding to
co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s citizenship—varied by social media platform.
|May 7, 2012|
House Speaker Newt Gingrich ended his presidential campaign with a
final week of unflattering and relatively sparse coverage and Mitt
Romney's campaign narrative appeared to benefit from some high profile
|April 23, 2012|
|As the 2012 presidential race shifts from the GOP primary
battle to the general election matchup between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, a
new PEJ study reveals what the public has been
told about the two candidates by the media. It also finds that Mitt
Romney emerged as the winner of the media primary weeks before Rick
Santorum dropped out.
|April 12, 2012|
|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.|
|March 30, 2012|
|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.|
|March 5, 2012|
|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.