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

April 28, 2021 Appendix B: Detailed tables comparing news coverage of the first 100 days vs. 60 days of the Trump administration in 2017

This study analyzes the news coverage of the first 60 days of the Biden administration. For historical context, the current report often makes comparisons to the Center’s 2017 study about news coverage of the beginning of the Trump administration, which reported findings on the first 100 days of that administration. Since the current study is […]

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April 28, 2021 Acknowledgments

Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This is the latest report in Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age, a research program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James […]

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April 28, 2021 Appendix C: Content analysis detailed tables

AT THE 100 DAY MARK: NEWS COVERAGE OF BIDEN SLIGHTLY MORE NEGATIVE THAN POSITIVE, BUT VARIES DRAMATICALLY BY OUTLET CONTENT ANALYSIS DETAILED TABLES DATE JAN. 21, 2021– MARCH 21, 2021  

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April 28, 2021 Appendix A: Grouping outlets by audience ideology and grouping survey respondents by media diet

Determining the ideological composition of news outlets’ audiences For the analysis of both the content and survey data, each of the 25 news outlets included in this study is grouped according to the ideological composition of its audience. This grouping is based on the ratio of the proportion of the audience who self-identify as liberal […]

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April 28, 2021 Methodology

The findings in this report are based on the analysis of two main sources of data: 1) a content analysis of the news coverage of the first 60 days of the Biden administration, and 2) a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults conducted between March 8 to March 14, 2021. Below are the details of […]

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April 28, 2021 7. Americans more familiar with Biden administration’s proposed minimum wage increase than vaccination goals

Another way of understanding people’s sense of the news is to ask about their knowledge of current events. The survey asked five separate fact-based questions related to issues in the early days of the Biden administration, including the number of doses required for the available COVID-19 vaccines and the administration’s initial goals surrounding vaccine distribution. […]

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April 28, 2021 6. Americans differ by news diet on which Biden administration issues get too much coverage, which get too little

The survey asked respondents whether five different priorities of the Biden White House are getting too much attention, too little attention or the right amount of attention from the news media as a whole during the early days of the administration. The COVID-19 pandemic is the only issue that a majority of Americans (58%) say […]

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April 28, 2021 5. Many Americans say early media assessments of Biden administration were mostly positive, fair and accurate

On balance, many Americans sense that the early assessments of the Biden administration have been largely positive, and majorities say that the news coverage has been mostly accurate and fair. But when it comes to specific issue areas the administration has focused on, whether people have seen mostly positive, negative or mixed evaluations in the […]

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