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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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May 19, 2022 In some states, students account for a large and growing share of statehouse reporters

In Nebraska, 58% of all reporters covering the state capitol this year – 40 of 69 – are student reporters.

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April 29, 2022 Nonprofit news outlets are playing a growing role in statehouse coverage

Nonprofit news reporters now account for 20% of the nation’s total statehouse press corps, up from 6% eight years ago.

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April 7, 2022 Black Americans’ Views of and Engagement With Science

Black Americans hold multifaceted views when it comes to trust in medical research scientists: Majorities hold largely positive views of their competence, but express concern about the potential for misconduct.

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April 5, 2022 Total Number of U.S. Statehouse Reporters Rises, but Fewer Are on the Beat Full Time

The total number of journalists assigned to state capitol buildings is up 11% since 2014, though figures vary widely by state. And as newspapers employ fewer statehouse reporters, nonprofits are filling much of the void.

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April 5, 2022 The number of full-time statehouse reporters at U.S. newspapers has declined 34% since 2014

There are 245 newspaper reporters who cover the statehouse full time in 2022 in the United States, down from 374 in 2014.

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March 17, 2022 AI and Human Enhancement: Americans’ Openness Is Tempered by a Range of Concerns

Public views are tied to how these technologies would be used and what constraints would be in place.

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February 15, 2022 Nearly a quarter of Americans get news from podcasts

The share of Americans who say they often get news from a podcast is quite small, at just 7%; 16% of adults say they sometimes do.

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January 27, 2022 Attention to COVID-19 news increased slightly amid omicron surge; partisans differ in views about the outbreak

37% of U.S. adults say they are following news about the coronavirus outbreak very closely. That is up from 31% in March 2021.

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