PublicationsJuly 13, 2017

Local TV News Fact Sheet

Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.

State of the MediaJune 16, 2017

Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade.

State of the MediaJune 16, 2017

Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet

The audio news sector in the U.S. is split by modes of delivery: traditional terrestrial (AM/FM) radio and digital formats such as online radio and podcasting.

State of the MediaJune 1, 2017

Newspapers Fact Sheet

Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hard hit as more and more Americans consume news digitally.

State of the MediaJune 1, 2017

Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of news channels that have become a destination for political news.

PublicationsAugust 7, 2013

What’s Behind The Washington Post Sale

The stunning sale of The Washington Post to Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos says something important about the economics of the Post itself, the continuing struggles of the newspaper industry and the market value of some of America’s great metro dailies. A Pew Research Center report provides the numbers that help put the $250 million deal into context.

PublicationsJune 3, 2013

Newsweek By the Numbers

After a few very difficult years, Newsweek magazine, which sold for $1 three years ago, may be up for sale again. A Pew Research Center analysis of news magazine economics in the past half dozen years finds that in a difficult period for newsweeklies in general, the turmoil and decline at Newsweek has been particularly noteworthy.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2013

Newspapers: Stabilizing, but Still Threatened

If the newspaper industry had theme music in 2013, it might use “Been down so long it looks like up to me,” the much-recycled line from a 1920s blues song. For the first time since the deep recession that began in 2007, newspaper organizations have grounds for a modicum of optimism.

PublicationsJune 26, 2012

News Corp Split, Buffett’s Bet Top Year of Big Media Ownership Changes

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.

PublicationsMay 21, 2012

Facebook IPO Not Selling on Social Media

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.