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

May 20, 2020 Acknowledgments

The American News Pathways project was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This initiative is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/election-news-pathways/. Research Team Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism […]

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May 20, 2020 3. Some claims about COVID-19 treatments reach certain news groups more than others

Within the near-constant flow of coronavirus news and information has been a stream of claims about possible treatments, causes or ways to end the outbreak – some with spotty evidence, some closer to speculation and still others deemed by experts to be actively dangerous. The survey asked about six of these claims to get a […]

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May 20, 2020 2. Americans who rely on Trump for COVID-19 news have the harshest views of media performance by far

Several questions in the April 20-26 survey seek the public’s view of the media’s performance in covering the COVID-19 pandemic – from a variety of perspectives. The questions range from assessments of the tone and accuracy of media coverage to the impact and role of journalists. Broadly speaking, the overall responses to these questions reveal […]

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May 20, 2020 1. How Americans’ main sources for COVID-19 news relate to their demographics, politics

From national news outlets to public officials to health organizations, Americans are turning to a broad mix of sources for news and information about the coronavirus outbreak. But when asked which source they rely on most, distinctions emerge. And the composition of who relies most on these different sources varies by certain political and demographic […]

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May 20, 2020 Americans Who Rely Most on White House for COVID-19 News More Likely to Downplay the Pandemic

People in this group are most likely to say the outbreak has been made too big of a deal and journalists have been exaggerating the risks.

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May 12, 2020 SXSW 2020 Online Session: Misinformation and the 2020 U.S. Election

Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center), Philip Howard (University of Oxford), Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News) and Lori Robertson (Factcheck.org) discuss misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak, and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as part of SXSW 2020's virtual sessions.

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May 8, 2020 Methodology

American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed by […]

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May 8, 2020 Acknowledgments

This report was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which received support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports […]

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