Pew Charitable Trusts

For Support To Study State And Local Media Presence In D.C., And Ensuing U.S. Congressional Coverage

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2014
  • Term
    19 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Pew Research Center conducts some of the nation’s most respected nonpartisan research on journalism in America. In 2009, the Center’s Journalism Project released a report documenting recent changes in the Washington press corps. New digital technologies and a collapsing business model for print and broadcast news had transformed the numbers and types of journalists who were covering Washington, D.C. Large mainstream news institutions had begun to recede, as niche and specialty organizations filled the ranks. This grant would support a two-part continuation of that initial study: the first would update and add to the study by exploring the current make-up of state and local media in D.C., documenting how it has changed; the second component would analyze qualitative aspects of the news coverage about U.S. congressional activity. Results of this expanded study would provide a rich foundation for academics, journalists, and others studying these topics.
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