Posts tagged 'Pew State of the Media'

TV viewership declines, diversity stalls in newsrooms

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017 | Tags: Pew State of the Media

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Revenue and audience trends for Hispanic- and black-oriented news outlets have mirrored closely the fluctuation of the industry overall, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.

Pew’s latest and final “State of the News Media” report also found that the country’s two largest racial/ethnic groups continue to be vastly underrepresented in television newsrooms. The diversity report for TV news directors is even bleaker.

The share of black TV news staffers has hovered around 10 percent for the last two decades, Pew reported. The portion of TV news directors who are black is half that, even ...

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TV news audience stabilizes

Posted: June 26, 2017 | Tags: Pew State of the Media

 

In its latest set of reports on “The State of News Media,” the Pew Research Center again delivered a dose of good news to the world of televised journalism.

In 2016, “Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade,” the nonpartisan “fact tank” reported.

This stability, amid an increasing number of distractions (an ever-growing arsenal of apps that are viewed on more and more screens that aren’t television) and their on-demand nature, is an accomplishment — albeit a puzzling one, said Terry Bryant ...

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