AnalysisApril 27, 2017

Searching for News: The Flint water crisis

Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today’s digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.

Multi-section ReportsApril 27, 2017

Methodology

This project – using the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, as a case study model – examines the question of how media coverage of a current issue in the news relates to public interest in the issue and its relevance to their own lives.

AnalysisFebruary 9, 2017

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

A unique study of Americans’ online news habits over the course of a week provides a detailed window into how Americans learn about current events in the digital age.

AnalysisDecember 15, 2016

Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion

About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.

AnalysisJuly 18, 2016

Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News

Today’s presidential candidates are increasingly prioritizing social media outreach, while the role of campaign websites is shifting.

AnalysisJuly 7, 2016

The Modern News Consumer

Digital innovation has had a major impact on the public’s news habits. How have these changes shaped Americans’ appetite for and attitudes toward the news?

AnalysisMay 5, 2016

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.

AnalysisAugust 19, 2015

How do Americans use Twitter for news?

A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.

State of the MediaMarch 26, 2014

State of the News Media 2014

In many ways, 2013 and early 2014 brought a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time. Even as challenges of the past several years continue and new ones emerge, the activities this year have created a new sense of optimism – or perhaps hope – for the future of American journalism.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 26, 2014

News Video on the Web

Online video is clearly becoming a part of the news media landscape. News is a part of what people watch online, and, more than ever, the public is a part of creating this news. But advertising and revenue opportunities, while they exist, are complicated.