During our CNPA webinar Thursday, July 16, Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Center shared reports on surveys regarding the public’s use of media and on awareness of current events.

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Mitchell, director of Journalism Research at Pew, shared what research has shown that COVID-19 and politics have done to readers’ media habits. Pew’s interactive American News Pathways project allows users to create tables and pull data from survey datasets. Try it out

The American News Pathways project is ongoing. To learn more and receive regular reports via email, visit the project’s FAQ page.

Mitchell also shared results from a more general Local News Study, from 2019, which surveyed how consumers get their news, how much of it is local and what they are willing to pay for it. 

Users can enter a city for a profile of a market area’s results. These show how respondents said they get the news, which topics they prioritize and how they evaluate their local outlets. Pew surveyed about 35,000 U.S. adults, allowing for local news profiles of individual communities.

Coming up next: Knight Foundation’s Jennifer Preston with “Digital Transformation and Sustainable Local News,” 3 p.m. this Thursday.

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When it comes to programs focused on preserving free speech and excellence in journalism, the Knight Foundation is a leading force. 
Hear what this pace-setting organization is doing to ensure sustainable local news and equitable community engagement when Knight VP of Journalism Jennifer Preston joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on the Foundation’s concerns and successes.

She was the first New York Times digital editor and spent seven years working on budget, career development, diversity, newsroom policies and staffing.

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