More Americans turn to the internet for news about politics
On a typical day in August, 26 million Americans were using the internet for news or information about politics and the upcoming mid-term elections.
How Americans get news
Our colleagues at the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press today released a major new report about the way people get news. The Center found that Americans’ use of traditional sources of news has continued to decline and the internet as …
Online News: For many home broadband users, the internet is a primary news source
By the end of 2005, 50 million Americans got news online on a typical day, a sizable increase since 2002. Much of that growth has been fueled by the rise in home broadband connections over the last four years.
13 million Americans made donations online after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
9% of online Americans made donations on the internet to relief efforts and 7 million set up their own hurricane relief efforts using the internet.
Online newspapers gain a foothold
New research shows that the Web sites of newspapers are gaining ground.
White Smoke and the Pope Blog
Despite the rapturous speed with which the news of the newly elected Pope disseminated in digital bits and bytes throughout the world today, the source that first announced the breaking story was the same brick-and-mortar reporter we’ve relied on …
Young people with broadband at home have distinctive news consumption habits
Are we entering an era of “user-generated” online content? We may not quite be there. But if you look at how young people with high-speed connections interface with the news, the phrase “news consumers” doesn’t capture what these people do when th…
Americans’ Consumption of News & Information
This presentation shows pattern of online news consumption, with particular emphasis on how high-speed internet connections help shift the center of news consumption closer to the online world, especially for young internet users.
The Internet and Campaign 2004
75 million Americans used the internet in the last campaign to get political news and information, discuss candidates and debate issues in emails, or participate directly in the political process by volunteering or giving contributions to candidates….
Commentary on the impact of the internet on the 2004 election
The internet made a difference in the campaign because of the multiple ways it can be used. This commentary accompanies a report on the internet and the election.