A new Pew Research Journalism Project report highlights the clout of cable news in capturing American audience attention. The report explores how television news dominates and how cable dominates television news. While larger numbers watch network news, those who watch cable (38%) watch it a lot.
New Nielsen research data encompasses the digital video recorder numbers. USA Today reports it suggests 12 network series gained four million viewers on the basis of delayed viewing. That is an enormous shift and bound to help those series stay alive and attract advertisers. Surprisingly, older viewers are among the biggest time-shifters.
Amy Davidson, writing for The New Yorker blog, says journalists should get ready for government scare tactics, wild stories and secrets, now that Edwards Snowden's vault of material is in the hands of media. She looks back at a German episode a half-century ago and finds similarities in the handling of revelations.
A Philly.com report notes how many prominent newspapers are turning to streaming video to increase their digital audiences and impact. Several now house studios and sets to interview guests and host programs throughout the day.