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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

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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September 20, 2022 Social Media and News Fact Sheet

Digital news has become an important part of Americans’ news media diets, with social media playing a crucial role in news consumption. Today, half of U.S. adults get news at least sometimes from social media. When it comes to where Americans regularly get news on social media, Facebook outpaces all other social media sites.

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August 4, 2022 About one-in-six U.S. journalists at news outlets are part of a union; many more would join one if they could

41% of U.S. journalists who are employed at least part time at a news outlet say they would join a union if it were available to them.

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July 13, 2022 U.S. journalists differ from the public in their views of ‘bothsidesism’ in journalism

55% of journalists surveyed say that every side does not always deserve equal coverage in the news. 22% of Americans overall say the same.

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June 30, 2022 5 facts about political tweets shared by U.S. adults

Here are five facts about political content on Twitter, such as the content and nature of these posts.

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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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