PublicationsSeptember 21, 2006

A Shakeup in the Evening News?

The long-stable world of evening network news looks a bit jostled just three week's into Katie Couric's tenure in the CBS Evening News anchor chair. She may not be in first place anymore but compared to other anchor debuts, Couric has at least temporarily disrupted the long-consistent one, two, three finish among NBC, ABC, and CBS. Is it a long-term change or just a ripple?

PublicationsAugust 21, 2006

What’s Next for the Ethnic Media?

While much of US news media endured shrinking audiences recently, ethnic media have seen growth. In our seventh roundtable discussion, industry analysts assess the growing clout of ethnic news outlets in the US as well as the formidable business challenges they face, including slowing industry growth.

PublicationsAugust 14, 2006

Cable TV at a Crossroads

In the sixth of our roundtable discussions on the future of the news media, our expert panelists say that cable TV news has rapidly become a mature platform that faces serious challenges from fresher technologies and information-saturated viewers.

PublicationsJuly 31, 2006

The Future of News Magazines

The fourth of our roundtables on the future of the news media focuses on news magazines. Our group of experts sees big changes ahead for the industry in content and approach.

PublicationsJuly 24, 2006

Challenges to the Newspaper Industry

In the third of our roundtables on the future of the news media, industry experts analyze the health of the newspaper business and offer their ideas on what it can and should do to survive.

PublicationsJuly 10, 2006

The Future of Network TV News

The Project for Excellence in Journalism introduces the first in a series of nine roundtables with industry experts on the future of the news media. Today’s roundtable concerns the changing landscape of Network TV news.

PublicationsJuly 12, 2004

Character and the Campaign

If presidential campaigns are about character and control of message, neither candidate has had much success so far, a new PEJ study finds.

PublicationsFebruary 27, 2003

New Federal Rules for Media Ownership

How aware is the American public of the debate currently taking place about changing the rules over media ownership in the United States?

PublicationsJanuary 29, 2002

In Wartime, the People Want the Facts

Four months into the war, a review of news coverage reveals that over time Americans are getting fewer facts and more opinion — a narrow range of opinion, at that — from newspapers, magazines and television. At the same time, polls show the press losing a measure of the respect it had gained in …