Pew Research CenterDecember 8, 2020

Measuring News Consumption in a Digital Era

As news outlets morph and multiply, both surveys and passive data collection tools face challenges.

Pew Research CenterOctober 29, 2020

Coronavirus-Driven Downturn Hits Newspapers Hard as TV News Thrives

Among the six publicly traded newspaper companies studied, second-quarter advertising revenue fell by a median of 42% year over year.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 28, 2020

Many Americans Get News on YouTube, Where News Organizations and Independent Producers Thrive Side by Side

Videos from independent news producers are more likely to cover subjects negatively and discuss conspiracy theories.

ReportsAugust 14, 2019

Older Americans, Black Adults and Americans With Less Education More Interested in Local News

Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.

State of the MediaJuly 9, 2019

Newspapers Fact Sheet

Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hit hard as more and more Americans consume news digitally.

PublicationsJune 18, 2018

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.

AnalysisJanuary 29, 2018

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to in discussions about immigration compared with other information providers.

PublicationsMay 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.

PublicationsApril 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.

PublicationsJanuary 18, 2017

Trump, Clinton Voters Divided in Their Main Source for Election News

Trump voters named one source more than any other as their main source of election news, whereas Clinton voters were spread across an array of sources.