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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.

Recent Work

June 27, 2022 Twitter is the go-to social media site for U.S. journalists, but not for the public

The social media sites that journalists use most frequently for their jobs differ from those that the public turns to for news.  

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June 16, 2022 Politics on Twitter: One-Third of Tweets From U.S. Adults Are Political

Roughly one-quarter of American adults use Twitter. And when they share their views on the site, quite often they are doing so about politics and political issues.

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June 14, 2022 Hispanic Americans’ Trust in and Engagement With Science

Increasing representation in science is seen as important for attracting more Hispanic people to science.

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June 14, 2022 What do journalists think the news industry does best and worst?

Nearly 12,000 U.S.-based journalists in a pair of open-ended questions were asked to write down the one thing the news industry does the best job of these days and what it does worst.

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June 14, 2022 Journalists Sense Turmoil in Their Industry Amid Continued Passion for Their Work

A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.

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June 14, 2022 Q&A: How and why Pew Research Center surveyed almost 12,000 U.S. journalists

Most of our research on the U.S. news environment has been from the viewpoint of the public, but this time we surveyed journalists themselves.

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June 9, 2022 A growing share of Americans are familiar with ‘cancel culture’

61% of U.S. adults say they have heard at least a fair amount about the phrase “cancel culture,” up from 44% in September 2020.

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May 26, 2022 Local Newspapers Fact Sheet

Local newspapers have been hit particularly hard by the transition to digital news consumption in recent years, with many forced to shutter their doors permanently.

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