Nonpartisan, non-advocacy @pewresearch data on the state of news and information in a changing society.
21% of Americans say they have spoken or been interviewed by a local journalist, a 5-point decline from 2016 https://pewrsr.ch/2JoNsjY
RT @pewjournalism: The newspaper sector overall continues to face challenges: In 2018 weekday and Sunday circulation declined 8% and 9%, re…
The newspaper sector overall continues to face challenges: In 2018 weekday and Sunday circulation declined 8% and 9%, respectively, from the previous year. Both figures are now below their lowest recorded levels. http://pewrsr.ch/2LBiWWc
In 2018, foundations made up the largest portion of PBS NewsHour's nonpublic funding - 70%. https://pewrsr.ch/2uz8a5J
In 2018, roughly a third of mid-market newspapers (36%) had layoffs, compared with 18% of lower-circulation newspapers and 29% of high-circulation newspapers. https://pewrsr.ch/2SYA88N
74% of black adults say that news organizations’ criticism of political leaders – known as the media’s “watchdog” role – keeps these leaders from doing things that shouldn’t be done. http://pewrsr.ch/2Yw17ie
The health of the news media is key to its ability to serve the public. Explore our recently updated State of the News Media data here: http://pewrsr.ch/2E9P4Jf
RT @FactTank: Roughly a quarter of U.S. newspapers with an average Sunday circulation of 50,000 or more experienced layoffs in 2018. https:…
% of Americans in each age group who prefer to get their local news online 🖱️: 18 to 29: 60% 30 to 49: 47% 50 to 64: 26% 65 & older: 14% http://pewrsr.ch/2H656qV
48% of social media news consumers describe the posts about news they see on platforms as liberal or very liberal. Only 14% say the news posts they see are conservative or very conservative. http://pewrsr.ch/2mTXT6k
Majority of U.S. adults (62%) say social media companies have too much control over the news that people see on their sites, and 55% believe these companies’ efforts result in a worse mix of news for users. http://pewrsr.ch/2mTXT6k
Media Headlines: @latimes reaches agreement with its newsroom union, Zuckerberg to appear on Fox News, Reddit CEO challenge's Zuckerburg's calls for government involvement in online content moderation & more: https://pewrsr.ch/2MI6G44
50% of Americans say made-up news is a very big problem. Follow along in the video below to discover more findings about Americans' views towards made-up news. http://pewrsr.ch/2JZVlh8
Share of Americans who say local news on ___ is important for daily life: ☔️ Weather 70% 🚨 Crime 44% 🚦 Traffic 41% 🛒 Prices 37% 🏛️ Government 24% 🏫 Schools 19% 💼 Jobs 15% 📢 Community events 14% 🎨 Arts 10% ⚽️ Sports 10% 🍽️ Restaurants 8% https://pewrsr.ch/2HUnlkr
Facebook is the most commonly used social media site for news, with about half of Americans (52%) getting news there. https://pewrsr.ch/2mTXT6k
RT @pewresearch: Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and n…
Daily Briefing: - ProPublica & Texas Tribune team up for new investigative unit - Twitter announces its decision to not terminate President Trump & more: https://pewrsr.ch/32lGinq
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say fact-checkers tend to favor one side (70% vs. 29%, respectively). #DemDebate http://pewrsr.ch/2Fz9e22
77% of Americans feel steps should be taken to restrict altered videos & images intended to mislead. https://pewrsr.ch/2ETpmei
In Today's News: YouTube says fake video of Trump shooting media doesn't violate rules, NBC News president responds to claims by Ronan Farrow in his new book & more: https://pewrsr.ch/33yI44Q
RT @pewresearch: About three-quarters of Americans favor steps to restrict altered videos and images. https://pewrsr.ch/2FasMtd
RT @MonicaRAnders: October is #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth, @pewresearch's new report found that a number of Americans struggled with some…
Roughly three-in-ten (29%) of those highly active in their local community say they have paid for local news in the past year. About five times the rate of those inactive (6%). http://pewrsr.ch/31eOTrf
In Today's News: Fox News prepares to replace Shepard Smith, former NBC producer says the network rejected the Weinstein story, Sen. Warren challenges Facebook's political ad policy & more: https://pewrsr.ch/2IPJ2BM
Strong divisions between Republicans and Democrats persist in their views of the news media. https://pewrsr.ch/2NDR7On
What are the local news dynamics in your city? Find out with our new interactive tool! Results are available for 99 individual communities across the U.S. https://pewrsr.ch/2uz984d
RT @FactTank: White adults make up more than half of U.S. news users on Reddit (65%), Facebook (61%), Twitter (58%) and LinkedIn (58%), whi…
More than half of U.S. adults get news from social media often or sometimes (55%), up from 47% in 2018. https://pewrsr.ch/2mTXT6k
% of U.S. adults who say each have the 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 in reducing the amount of made-up news & info: The news media – 53% The public – 20% The government – 12% Tech companies – 9% https://pewrsr.ch/2JZVlh8
While most Americans expect national news stories to be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes. https://pewrsr.ch/2NDR7On
21% of Americans say they have spoken or been interviewed by a local journalist, a 5-point decline from 2016 https://pewrsr.ch/2JoNsjY
Total estimated US newspaper industry advertising revenue for 2018 was $14.3 billion, down 13% from 2017. http://pewrsr.ch/2qELXC1
58% of adults say they prefer to protect the public’s freedom to access and publish info online, even if it means false info can also be published. https://pewrsr.ch/2vrXImb
RT @MichaelDimock: More and more Americans report getting news via social media, even as they perceive bias and inaccuracy in the content a…
Total revenue across the three major cable news channels (CNN, Fox News and MSNBC) increased by 4% in 2018 to a total of $5.3 billion. https://pewrsr.ch/2sio707
RT @MonicaRAnders: While the two-factor authentication q was the most challenging for respondents in @pewresearch's survey - older America…
Daily Briefing: NBC says it will not air Trump campaign ad, Splinter closes, a look at the role of news outlet paywalls during emergencies & more: https://pewrsr.ch/2MwvH2n
% of U.S. adults who get news on: Facebook 52% YouTube 28% Twitter 17% Instagram 14% LinkedIn 8% Reddit 8% Snapchat 6% WhatsApp 4% Tumblr 1% Twitch 1% TikTok <1% https://pewrsr.ch/2mTXT6k
In 2018 digital advertising comprised an estimated 49% of all advertising revenue, up from 43% in 2017. https://pewrsr.ch/2vG0fYs
In today's news: - Pentagon analyst faces charges for leaking classified info to the press. - Apple removes Quartz news app from Chinese app store. & more: https://pewrsr.ch/318gKZH
In 2018, median wages for editors in the newspaper industry were about $49,000, while for reporters the figure was about $35,000. http://pewrsr.ch/2qELXC1
Americans ages 50 and older are more likely to pay for local news than their younger counterparts. http://pewrsr.ch/2NXjJ40
RT @MonicaRAnders: How much do you know about digital topics? Check out the latest quiz from @pewresearch https://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/digital-knowledge-quiz/
Daily Briefing: - Newsrooms gear up for Trump impeachment inquiry - MSNBC & WaPo to co-host Democratic debate in November & more: https://pewrsr.ch/2oqyuBW
More Americans have *a lot* of trust in the information they get from professional news organizations than from friends and family or social media. http://pewrsr.ch/2NDR7On
The health of the news media is key to its ability to serve the public. Explore our recently updated State of the News Media data here: http://pewrsr.ch/2E9P4Jf
Of the seven issues asked about, about half of U.S. adults say that one-sided news (53%) and inaccurate news (51%) are very big problems when it comes to news on social media. http://pewrsr.ch/2ZVuECq
Roughly three-in-ten (29%) of those who are highly active in their local community say they have paid for local news in the past year. About five times the rate of those who are inactive in their community (6%). #ONA19 http://pewrsr.ch/31eOTrf
Media Headlines: Steve Hayes & Jonah Goldberg to launch digital media company, WBAI-FM announces layoffs, major TV news networks struggle to book Republican politicians & more: https://pewrsr.ch/2Vo0KRJ
Three-in-ten college-educated newsroom employees have a degree in journalism, making it the most common college major of these workers. #ONA19 http://pewrsr.ch/2zRiImL
Across 8 Western European countries, % of adults in each country who trust the news media a lot/somewhat: 🇳🇱 Netherlands 67% 🇩🇪 Germany 64% 🇸🇪 Sweden 64% 🇩🇰 Denmark 47% 🇫🇷 France 35% 🇬🇧 UK 32% 🇪🇸 Spain 31% 🇮🇹 Italy 29% https://pewrsr.ch/2KYskPS
 
 
 
 
 
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