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NOT MANY WATCHED DEBATE ONLINE

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A snap survey by the Pew Research Center has indicated that most Americans — 56 percent –watched last week’s first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on television live. Of those, 10 percent were two-screen viewers, watching the coverage on a computer or mobile device while the debate was being broadcast. “This would […]

VIEWERS WATCHING MORE NEWS, BELIEVING IT LESS

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “believability” ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the population give the 13 organizations included in the survey a positive believability rating. That compares with 62 percent in 2010 […]

GOOD NEWS FOR TV NEWS

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The audience for network news rose 4.5 percent in 2011 — the first increase since 2001, while the audience for local television news rose about 1 percent — representing the first increase in that sector since 2006. Cable TV and local radio news also saw upticks of 1 percent. (The increase in viewers did not […]

STUDY: TEA PARTY CANDIDATES BOOSTED BY MEDIA

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism analyzing broadcast, print, and online reports has found that — conservative commentators to the contrary — the news media have by and large given Republican presidential candidates far more favorable coverage than President Obama. Of all the current candidates, the study determined, Texas […]

FOR NEWS, TV LOSING GROUND TO ONLINE

March 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Fifty percent of all Americans still cite television as the medium that provides them with news about national and international issues, but that percentage is dropping every year. According to the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media 2011, cable news lost a whopping 13.7 percent of its audience during the past year (16 […]