ReportMarch 26, 2014

A Boom in Acquisitions and Content Sharing Shapes Local TV News in 2013

Local television in the U.S. saw massive change in 2013, change that remained under the radar of most Americans. Big owners of local TV stations got substantially bigger, thanks to a wave of station purchases. While the TV business profited, the impact on consumers is less clear and seems to vary from one market to the next.

PublicationsNovember 4, 2013

Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated

The eight percent of U.S. adults who consume news on Twitter tend to be younger, wealthier and more highly educated than Facebook users and the population overall, according to a new analysis of Twitter users.

InteractivesOctober 24, 2013

The Facebook News Experience

On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

PublicationsOctober 24, 2013

The Role of News on Facebook

On Facebook, news is a common but incidental part of the experience, according to a new survey. Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and half of those users get news there.

PublicationsOctober 11, 2013

How Americans Get TV News at Home

Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.

PublicationsOctober 3, 2013

What’s Next for Nonprofit Journalism?

A recent roundtable, hosted by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation, brought together key practitioners, funders and experts in the growing nonprofit news sector. Read and watch what they said about building sustainable business models and engaging audiences.

PublicationsOctober 3, 2013

Event Transcript: Future of Nonprofit Journalism

PublicationsAugust 7, 2013

What’s Behind The Washington Post Sale

The stunning sale of The Washington Post to 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.

PublicationsAugust 5, 2013

Despite Some Warning Signs, Local TV Stations Are Hot Commodities

While the economics of local television are stronger than those of the newspaper industry, a new Pew Research Center report analyzes why some trends in local television news may be worrisome.

InteractivesJune 10, 2013

Nonprofit News Outlets

Nonprofit news sites are cropping up around the U.S., often with the mission of filling in gaps left by cutbacks in traditional journalism. Explore the characteristics of these sites with this map and interactive database.