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Press Publish 9: Pew’s Amy Mitchell on the “challenged” state of the news media in 2013

It’s Episode 9 of Press Publish, the Nieman Lab podcast! My guest this week is Amy Mitchell, acting director for the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

This morning, Pew came out with its latest edition of the State of the Media, its annual analysis of where the news business stands. It’s a must-read every year, and Amy and I were able to chat about a sneak peak at it late last week.

While it may be true that the state of the union is forever “strong,” it’s hard to argue the same about the news industry. Pew’s report goes into the continued financial decline of traditional news outlets (and the hopeful signs of new revenue streams); it examines how the new news ecosystem is changing audience habits; and it looks at the declining state of local television, still the No. 1 source of news for Americans.

Pew’s great at combining original survey research with a keen analytical eye, and their reports are some of the most valuable resources we have to move from ideas to real data. If you’re interested in stepping back a bit and understanding how 2013 is looking different from 2012 or 2011, give it a listen.

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Show notes State of the Media 2013
Last year’s State of the Media
Earlier State of the Media reports, 2004-2011
Key findings from this year’s report
“Many Americans Abandon News Outlets, Citing Less Information”
“Friends and Family — Important Drivers of News”
“The Changing TV News Landscape”
“The Media and Campaign 2012”

And here’s the giant infographic Pew assembled to illustrate its findings:

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