In a reversal of a collective decade-long ratings slide, viewership at all three broadcast news divisions grew in 2011. According to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual State of the Media report, evening news viewership across ABC, CBS and NBC increased by nearly 1 million viewers to 22.5 million for an aggregate gain of 4.5 percent.
The economy was the year’s top story, followed by the Middle East uprisings, the presidential campaign and the Japan quake and tsunami, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
News organizations are using Twitter primarily to disseminate their own material, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Local news is going mobile. Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer.