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.
|February 23, 2012|
|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.|
|February 13, 2012|
|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.|
|February 7, 2012|
|After the furor over its decision to defund Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen foundation reversed course and a key official resigned. |
|December 21, 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.|
|December 14, 2011|
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued.
|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?