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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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November 18, 2022 Key facts about Truth Social as Donald Trump runs for U.S. president again

With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.

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November 2, 2022 As the 2022 campaign draws to a close, here’s how federal, state and local candidates have used Twitter

One-in-five federal, state and local candidate tweets in 2022 have mentioned race, abortion, education or the economy.

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October 27, 2022 U.S. adults under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets

Half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they have at least some trust in the information they get from social media sites.

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October 21, 2022 More Americans are getting news on TikTok, bucking the trend on other social media sites

The share of U.S. adults who say they regularly get news from TikTok has roughly tripled from 3% in 2020 to 10% in 2022.

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October 20, 2022 Fast facts about Parler as Kanye West reportedly plans acquisition of site

While 38% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Parler, just 1% of Americans regularly get news there.

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October 13, 2022 After increasing in 2020, layoffs at large U.S. newspapers and digital news sites declined in 2021

In 2021, 11% of high-circulation newspapers experienced layoffs, compared with three times that share the year before (33%).

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October 6, 2022 The Role of Alternative Social Media in the News and Information Environment

In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.

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September 20, 2022 News Platform Fact Sheet

Today an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news

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