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Religion in the News – the latest from Pew

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life just released the latest Religion in the News report – Islam and Politics Dominate Religion Coverage in 2011.  A couple of key findings include:

  • Religion accounted for 0.7% of all mainstream media coverage studied in 2011, down from 2.0% in 2010
  • 6 of the top 10 religion stories in 2011 were about Islam
  • Twitter users gave less prominence to religion in 2011 than in 2010

Read this and other studies at the Project for Excellence in Journalism's Studies section.

Who Owns the Media?

Did you know that News Corporation has over 15.5 million unique monthly visitors to their websites, The Washington Post over 10 million, and Yahoo! News over 40 million? 

Find these statistics and more at Who Owns the News Media from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, an interactive database of companies that own news properties – online, newspaper, magazine, network tv, radio, and more – in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies.


Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press (http://people-press.org) is one of many projects from the Pew Research Center and examines the public’s interest in the news, as well as attitudes of and toward the press.

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent public opinion survey research project, studying attitudes toward the press, politics, and public policy issues.  It is an excellent source for public opinion polling information.