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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.

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June 12, 2024 How Americans Get News on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram

X is still more of a news destination than these other platforms, but the vast majority of users on all four see news-related content.

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May 28, 2024 More than half of Americans are following election news closely, and many are already worn out

More than half of Americans (58%) say they are following news about candidates for the 2024 presidential election very or fairly closely.

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May 23, 2024 Americans have mixed views about how the news media cover Biden’s, Trump’s ages

Similar shares of U.S. adults believe news organizations are giving too much attention (32%) or too little attention (29%) to Biden’s age.

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May 16, 2024 More Americans want the journalists they get news from to share their politics than any other personal trait

Most Americans say it is not important that the news they get comes from journalists who share their political views, age, gender or other traits.

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May 7, 2024 Americans’ Changing Relationship With Local News

More Americans now prefer to get local news online, while fewer turn to TV or print. And most say local news outlets are important to their community.

The post Americans’ Changing Relationship With Local News appeared first on Pew Research Center.

April 23, 2024 Most Americans say a free press is highly important to society

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, 73% of U.S. adults say the freedom of the press is extremely or very important to the well-being of society.

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March 19, 2024 How Hispanic Americans Get Their News

U.S.-born Latinos mostly get their news in English and prefer it in English, while immigrant Latinos have much more varied habits.

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February 23, 2024 Majorities in most countries surveyed say social media is good for democracy

Across 27 countries surveyed, people generally see social media as more of a good thing than a bad thing for democracy.

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