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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

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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February 21, 2024 Introducing the Pew-Knight Initiative

The Pew-Knight Initiative will deliver a comprehensive, real-time look at the information landscape from the standpoints of both consumers and producers of news.

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February 13, 2024 8 facts about Black Americans and the news

76% of Black adults say they at least sometimes get news on TV, compared with 62% of both White and Hispanic adults and 52% of Asian adults.

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February 7, 2024 Many Americans find value in getting news on social media, but concerns about inaccuracy have risen

Four-in-ten Americans who get news from social media say inaccuracy is the thing they dislike most about it – an increase of 9 percentage points since 2018.

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February 6, 2024 Most Top-Ranked Podcasts Bring On Guests

Thousands of guests appeared on the top-ranked podcasts in 2022, but a relatively small number accounted for a majority of appearances. 76% of top-ranked podcasts brought on at least one guest in 2022, and 27% almost always or regularly featured guests.

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February 6, 2024 An Audio Tour Through America’s Top-Ranked Podcasts

To offer a taste of the variety of topics the top-ranked podcasts represent, and to give a sense of what podcast listeners experience, we compiled clips from the shows we studied.

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February 6, 2024 Q&A: How we used large language models to identify guests on popular podcasts

We asked researchers how they used the newest generation of large language models to analyze roughly 24,000 podcast episodes.

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