PublicationsSeptember 18, 2006

Measuring Online Traffic

In the media business, there’s a raging debate about the accuracy of the numbers that purport to track visitors to the major news web sites. But some analysts say that when it comes to the economics of the Internet, the traditional reliance on audience size may just not be that important to advertisers.

PublicationsJuly 19, 2006

What is Podcasting?

A primer on podcasting – includes sections on audience data, where to go to download podcasts, the economics of the medium, and tips on how one can create a podcast.

PublicationsMay 23, 2005

The Gender Gap

A new PEJ study of the news media finds men are cited as sources much more often than women on a wide range of topics

PublicationsMarch 26, 2005

All the News That’s Fed

Though presidents have always worked hard to get their message out, the Bush administration has pushed the envelope, especially with its aggressive use of the faux news segments called video news releases.

PublicationsMarch 17, 2005

Confronting the Seduction of Secrecy

Speech delivered at the Washington Press Club

PublicationsSeptember 12, 2004

The End of “Network News”

What happened this summer, and particularly last week, is likely to be recalled as the end of the era of network news. At the very least, mark this as the moment when the networks abdicated their authority with the American public.

PublicationsMay 23, 2004

Bottom-Line Pressures Now Hurting Coverage, Say Journalists

Journalists are unhappy with the way things are going in their profession these days. This report is part of Pew Research Center’s 2004 State of the News Media publication.

PublicationsApril 3, 2003

Embedded Reporters

A PEJ analysis of embedded coverage found it was largely anecdotal, combat-focused and live and unedited.

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 …