The long slow decline in viewership of local television news resumed in 2012 after a brief respite the previous year. While stations devoted more of their available air time to local news, that wasn’t sufficient to halt the decline in viewership. Early-morning newscasts continued to gain viewers, but that increase was more than offset by losses in most other time slots.
With nearly half the population now owning smartphones and almost quarter owning tablets, getting news via mobile device is no longer a novelty. Tom Rosenstiel, director of Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, talks about how mobile audiences differ from non-mobile ones; what type of news mobile users are most likely to look at; and why people are still using these devices mostly at home.
The portrayals of the candidates in the news has never been more negative, finds a recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Likely reasons for this is that while newsrooms are shrinking (and along with them, independent reporting), the mud-slinging campaigns themselves are making up a growing source of the narrative that’s presented in the press.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism TOday released its examination of 15 months of the most popular news videos on the Google Inc.-owned site. It found that while viewership for TV news still easily outpaces those consuming news on YouTube, is a growing digital environment where professional journalism mingles with citizen content.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in its annual state of the news media report, found encouraging signs within the 27 percent of Americans who say they get news on their smartphones or tablets.