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.

AnalysisMay 10, 2017

Americans’ Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines

Roughly nine-in-ten Democrats say news media criticism keeps leaders in line (sometimes called the news media’s “watchdog role”), while only about four-in-ten Republicans say the same.

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.

AnalysisApril 4, 2017

Most Say Tensions Between Trump Administration and News Media Hinder Access to Political News

Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans say the relationship between the two is unhealthy.

AnalysisNovember 3, 2016

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits

Americans who are highly attached to their communities and who always vote in local elections stand out for displaying stronger local news habits than those less engaged.

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?

Multi-section ReportsJune 15, 2016

State of the News Media 2016

The past year brought pressures to America’s newspaper newsrooms not seen since the Great Recession. From broadcast to print to digital and more, this year’s annual report takes stock of the state of the news media.