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How Negative was this year's Election Coverage?

Friday, November 09, 2012

Bob talks to Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, who studied the tone and scope of this year's election coverage. Jurkowitz says that the tone of this election season was extremely negative, both in mainstream and social media.

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Teens Care About Privacy Online

Friday, December 02, 2011

Teenagers are often considered careless when it comes to what they post online, but a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project suggests that teens are more savvy about internet privacy than they are given credit for. Brooke speaks to Pew Senior Researcher Mary Madden about what teens are doing online.

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Pew Looks At The Local News Ecosystem

Friday, September 30, 2011

While studies have consistently shown TV news to be America’s number-one source of local information, a new Pew Study paints a far more nuanced picture of our local information ecosystem by breaking down local news into specific topics—from politics to restaurants. Brooke talks to Pew's Lee Rainie about what the study tells us.

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Ideological Bias at Non-Profit News Organizations

Friday, July 29, 2011

Dozens of non-profit news organizations have cropped up in just the last 5 or 6 years, touted by some as the solution to for-profit papers closing across the country. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism recently examined 39 of these non-profits to see how they’re doing. Study co-author Amy Mitchell tells Bob that many of the sites appear to reflect the ideological leanings of their funders.

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