How News Happens
A new PEJ study investigates where news comes from in today’s rapidly changing media landscape. An examination of local media in Baltimore provides insight on how the U.S. media ecosystem works. What role do new media, blogs and specialty news sites play in the news cycle? Who is breaking news? Which reports advanced the story? The study answers these questions and more.
Local TV News Reports a Drop in Revenue, Ratings
How popular was local television as a source for news in 2008? How did ratings for morning, evening and late night newscasts fare? These questions and more are answered in the Local TV chapter of the State of the News Media 2009 report.
The “News and Schmooze” Explosion
A new study finds a proliferation of “citizen media” web sites that fit somewhere on the media spectrum between the street-corner soapbox and the local daily newspaper. While concluding that these grassroots outlets are successful at creating community conversations, the report on this emerging landscape also reveals that many are tenuous, shoestring operations.
Local TV in Transistion
in our fifth roundtable discussion on the future of the news media, industry analysts discuss how local TV news can remain relevant and whether it needs to reinvest more profit back into the product.
A comprehensive look at how the news media are covering the hurricane and its aftermath.
Does Ownership Matter in Local Television News?
The study examines the tendencies of different local television news ownership structures.
Local TV News Project 2002
In a year when the nation was changed by the war on terrorism, a recession and financial scandals, the Project for Excellence in Journalism's fifth annual study found that local television news remained largely unchanged. The study was published in the November/December 2002 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Local TV News Project 2001
Local newsrooms beset by sponsor interference, budget cuts, layoffs, and added programming.
Local TV News Project 2000
Quality sells, but commitment — and viewership — continue to erode.
Local TV News Project 1999
For all the "I-Team" graphics and driving music, enterprise reporting — the serious, proactive journalism that local TV so heavily promotes — is dropping precipitously.