Pew Research Center: State of the News Media 2014
I haven’t read the entire report yet, but I’m sure it’s interesting. Based on the parts I skimmed through this morning, the author seems to feel more optimistic than I do about the current media landscape.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate a PDF of the whole report, so you’ll have to go over to Pew to read all of it. The database mentioned below has some useful info—some of the facts provided could come in handy when people make assertions about the various media outlets, such as cable news channels’ audiences, spending & revenues, newspapers’ circulation & online traffic, etc.
The State of the News Media 2014 is the eleventh edition of an annual report by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project examining the landscape of American journalism. This year’s study includes special reports about the revenue picture for news, the growth in digital reporting, the role of acquisitions and content sharing in local news and developments around digital video. In addition, it provides the latest audience, economic, news investment and ownership trends for key sectors of news media, including a new, searchable Media & News Indicators database. Read the Overview.