Research

Gallup/Knight Find Troubling Trend in Media Trust

Recent research from Gallup and Knight Foundation investigated how the use of opinion- or behavior-based metrics influenced study participants’ level of trust in the media.  Each participant was randomly assigned to an experimental group that view

Net Neutrality House Battleground Survey

Voters across four key battleground Congressional districts (CA-25, CO-06, FL-18, NY-19) overwhelmingly support net neutrality and want their member of Congress to force a vote to overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality protections.

About a third of large US newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017

Newspaper layoffs have far from abated in the past year, and digital-native news outlets are also suffering losses.  At least 36 percent of the largest newspapers across the United States – as well as at least 23 percent of the highest-traffic dig

The FCC has called out several of Sinclair's sham deal proposals -- but there are many more

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest efforts to appease the Federal Communications Commission and get approval for its massive expansion plan don’t seem to have fooled anyone.

CBO Scores Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 (HR 4881) would direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish the Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States and selec

Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump

The 2016 presidential election coincided with substantial shifts in the ways that members of Congress communicated with their constituents online. Democrats expressed political opposition nearly five times as much under President Donald Trump as t

Consumer Preferences Tilting Toward Mobile Broadband

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) commissioned an independent market research survey to determine the preferences of consumers and identify the types of activities consumers engage in when they go online.

Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow, outpacing desktops and laptops

Mobile devices have become one of the most common ways Americans get news, outpacing desktop or laptop computers. Roughly six-in-ten U.S.

Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game

Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted more legislators and business leaders to say the time for broad federal privacy legislation has come.

Activism in the Social Media Age

July 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.