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    Pew report shows dismal 2016 for newspapers and boom times for cable news networks

    The Pew Research Center today offered new and telling data points on the continuing financial decline of the newspaper business and a banner year in 2016 for their cable competitors.

    A fact sheet documents concurrent declines last year in newspaper organizations' paid circulation, advertising (down 10 percent compared to 2015) and news staffing. The outlets are making progress on the digital side of their business but that falls well short of a turnaround.

  • Storytelling


    Do you read a lot of local news? You're more likely to be a voter

    People who are strongly engaged in their communities and vote locally are more likely to follow local news, according to a new report.

    The study, from the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation, uses responses from 4,339 people who were surveyed by web and 315 people by mail in January.

    It examined five civic behaviors: Feeling attached to the community, regularly voting locally, participation in local groups and politics, how people rated their community and that community's political diversity.

  • Business


    Newspaper declines accelerate, latest Pew Research finds, other sectors healthier

    The 13th annual Pew Research State of the News Media Report documents another year of alarming declines for newspapers — the worst since the 2008-2009 recession.

    Other sectors did much better, with revenues actually growing robustly both for cable channels (up 10 percent) and network news (up 6 percent for evening shows and 14 percent for mornings).

    Cobbling together newspaper data that is less current and available than it once was, Pew estimates that the industry lost 7 percent of daily circulation in 2015 and 8 percent of ad revenues.

  • Storytelling


    For a fraction of U.S. adults, Reddit is a go-to news source

    Seven percent of adults in the U.S. use Reddit, but 78 percent of those users get their news there, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The report, based on a survey and a three-month analysis, shows how Reddit users come to the platform to engage around news. You can view the full report here.

    Reddit is a go-to social network for breaking news, said Melody Kramer, Poynter's innovation columnist.

  • Article

    When it comes to news variety, Twitter may beat Facebook

    The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released a 14-page report examining how people use Facebook and Twitter to consume and share news. Most of the findings are in line with conventional wisdom regarding social media's increasing importance among news consumers — one chart, for example, shows that more people are turning to Facebook and Twitter for news — but the report also draws an interesting distinction between the two social networks.

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