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.
57% of U.S. journalists surveyed say they are extremely or very concerned about potential restrictions on press freedoms in the country.
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At least half of Black podcast listeners regularly listen to podcasts about entertainment and pop culture; self-help and relationships; comedy; and money and finance.
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A new Pew Research Center survey reveals that podcast listening is highly fragmented, and no one podcast dominates.
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Roughly half of U.S. adults say they have listened to a podcast in the past year, including one-in-five who report listening at least a few times a week. Most podcast listeners say this experience includes hearing news, which they largely expect to be mostly accurate. Large shares of listeners say they turn to podcasts for entertainment, learning or having something to listen to while doing something else.
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A survey of nearly 12,000 working U.S.-based journalists found that the beats American journalists cover vary widely by gender and other factors.
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BitChute is a video-sharing site and an alternative social media platform; here are key facts about the site and its users.
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To mark World Radio Day, here are seven facts from Pew Research Center analyses about the state of radio in America.
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One-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of the alternative social media site Gettr, and only 1% say they regularly get news there.
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