PublicationsDecember 3, 2015

Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized

There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.

PublicationsOctober 7, 2015

News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political

An analysis of how 12 heavily visited U.S. news websites covered the pope’s visit to America. The news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.

PublicationsAugust 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.

PublicationsJuly 14, 2015

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.

PublicationsJune 1, 2015

Millennials and Political News

Millennials rely on Facebook for their political news, while Baby Boomers turn to local TV. And while Millennials are less engaged with political news, they trust news sources as much as older generations do.

PublicationsMarch 5, 2015

Local News in a Digital Age

In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.

InteractivesMarch 5, 2015

How Demographics Play Into Local News Habits: A Visual Display

How various demographic groups in Denver, Macon and Sioux City interact with news in their local ecosystem

PublicationsOctober 21, 2014

Political Polarization & Media Habits

Liberals and conservatives turn to and trust strikingly different news sources. And across-the-board liberals and conservatives are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals.

PublicationsJuly 10, 2014

America’s Shifting Statehouse Press

A new study finds 1,592 journalists reporting from U.S. statehouses where the ranks of newspaper reporters have shrunk, the number of journalists at nontraditional outlets has grown and observers worry about the quality of coverage.

PublicationsMarch 13, 2014

Social, Search and Direct

Direct visitors to 26 top news sites—those who type in the news outlet’s URL or have the address bookmarked—are far more engaged with that news than users who arrive from Facebook or a search engine, according to a new analysis of online traffic data.