Technology has changed how people consume news, as well as the process of gathering it.  Information is now almost instantaneous and available anywhere in the world.  And news has been democratized so that voices outside the mainstream can be heard.

This is healthy for democracy but is an earthquake for the business of journalism.  Newspaper circulation is dropping, newsroom staffs are shrinking, and ad revenue is declining.  Pew tracks these changes through its annual state of the news media reports, providing fact-based analysis of the growth of digital news sites, the purchase of major journalism institutions by entrepreneurs, the use of mobile devices to access news, the mixing of news and marketing through sponsor-generated content, and other trends in journalism.

Recent Work

December 3, 2018 Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News – and Mostly Still Through Television

Americans continue to prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it, and their viewing loyalties have yet to migrate fully to the web.

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October 30, 2018 Western Europeans Under 30 View News Media Less Positively, Rely More on Digital Platforms Than Older Adults

Younger adults in eight Western European countries are about twice as likely as older adults to get news online than from TV. They also are more critical of the media's performance and coverage of key issues.

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October 15, 2018 Social Media Bots Draw Public’s Attention and Concern

About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.

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September 25, 2018 Partisans Remain Sharply Divided in Their Attitudes About the News Media

While most Americans expect news will be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes, take sides

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September 10, 2018 News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018

Most Americans continue to get news on social media, even though many have concerns about its accuracy.

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July 25, 2018 Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet

News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.

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July 25, 2018 Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for many Americans – saw its audience decline over the past year.

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July 25, 2018 Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans.

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