Report Sep. 26, 2011

How people learn about their local community

Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.

Commentary May. 19, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet: Part II

Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows reports from China on how the earthquake recovery is portrayed on TV and on the internet.

Commentary May. 16, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet

(Read on for an account of how blogs, Twitter, and Google provided news coverage in China this week.)

Report Jan. 11, 2008

The Internet Gains in Politics

The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential campaign. Nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost the double the percentage from …

Commentary Dec. 5, 2007

Writers’ strike and internet programming

As we reach the one-month mark of the Writers Guild of America strike, will audiences move to the internet for programming?

Report Feb. 6, 2007

Election Newshounds Speak Up

Americans flocked in record numbers to their favorite media sources for political news last fall. In this report, fans of newspaper, TV and online news sites tell how and why they differ.

Presentations Jan. 12, 2006

The Future of TV

Lee Rainie appeared on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR on January 12, 2006, speaking about the future of TV.