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Information Literacy Has Americans Divided

There is a large digital divide in America when it comes to information found online and how we assess it. A great tension exists between trusting digital information and wanting to learn new information. Pew Research Center has survey Americans …

More on Social Media as Prime News Source

Here are more interesting results from the Pew Research Center’s analysis of how American use social media to obtain news. Though we wrote about social media as a growing source for news for most demographics, there is a segment of …

Getting News on Social Media Grows in 2017

Pew Research Center has an analysis of social media as a source for news. As of August 2017, nearly two-thirds of Americans received their news from a variety of social media sources. This is up overall from 62% in 2016 …

TV News or Online News

The gap between those Americans who get their news from online sources and those who get their news from television is quickly closing. Online news is rapidly catching up as the primary source of news when compared to television according …

Will Online Trust Grow in Next Decade

Pew Research Center contacted a number of experts and asked them whether online trust will grow in the next decade. You can find the results here. Essentially, there were six different themes on the fate of online trust. Sadly, …

Status of Local TV News in America

Revenues are still growing for local TV stations that produce news, but audiences are not. This is true for all day parts that have news programming. Some time slots have seen more dramatic audience losses than others since 2007. For …

Think You Know News – Try This Quiz

Pew Research Center has a news quiz to see how much you know about current events. There are ten questions. In truth, it only measures your results against others who have taken the news quiz, but it’s fun to see …

Online Harassment: The New Normal

Pew Research Center released a new study that shows how prevalent and devastating online harassment has become. Forty percent of Americans have personally experienced it, while two-thirds of all Americans have seen it done to others. Social media is where …

Newspapers Continue Their Decline

There are many interesting facts provided by Pew Research Center in their “State of the News Media” report. Today, we look at their “Newspaper Fact Sheet”. It clearly provides evidence for the continuing, sad, rapid decline of daily newspapers’ …

Annual State of the News Media Reports

The Pew Research Center has begun releasing its annual analysis of the state of the news media. Its first two reports on newspapers and cable news were posted yesterday online here. These annual reports which look at audience composition …