AnalysisMarch 25, 2009

Radio Is Well Suited For Digital Transition

In an industry that is constantly changing, how is radio faring? In what ways has technology affected how people get their news on the radio? Read the Audio Chapter of the State of the News Media 2009 for answers.

AnalysisMarch 22, 2009

Who Fared Best (and Worst) in 2008?

In 2008, new media consumption patterns and a worsening economy battered an already flailing news industry. How are different media coping with declines in ad spending? This question and more are answered in PEJ’s new State of the News Media 2009 report.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

The State of the News Media 2009: An Annual Report on American Journalism

Even before the recession, the fundamental question facing journalism was whether the news industry could win a race against the clock for survival: could it find new ways to underwrite the gathering of news online, while using the declining revenue of the old platforms to finance the transition?

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: A Year in the News

In 2008, the news agenda in the mainstream media shrank sharply, the press was late in picking up on the economic collapse and the war in Iraq all but disappeared from the news.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Online Journalist Survey

Journalists who work online are more optimistic about the future of their profession than are news people tied to more traditional media platforms, but at best their optimism is an uneasy one, according a new survey of members of the Online News Association produced by the Association and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Newspapers

The newspaper industry exited a harrowing 2008 and entered 2009 in something perilously close to free fall. Perhaps some parachutes will deploy, and maybe some tree limbs will cushion the descent, but for a third consecutive year the bottom is not in sight.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Online

We may well look back at 2008 as milestone in the history of the Web as a news destination.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Network TV

Two years into a new generation of anchors, one hard reality about network news is clearer than before. Changing the cast and even the content of the programs will not change the dynamics of the enterprise. The limitations of time slot, changing lifestyles and the growing desire of Americans to get their news on demand are more compelling. The problem was not that the anchors had been there too long or that the shows were too traditional.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Cable TV

While many sectors of the mainstream news media struggled, in 2008 cable shined. CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all gained viewers, were projected to see record profits, and expected to increase spending on newsgathering and bureaus around the world. CNN even launched a wire service to compete with the Associated Press.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2009

State of the News Media 2009: Local TV

Local television stations usually can’t wait for presidential election years.