Articles by Karen Rundlet

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    Who is watching local TV news? New research provides some surprises

    May 23, 2018 by Karen Rundlet

    Who is watching local TV news? New research provides some surprises

    As Knight Foundation continues to study television news, its role in informing communities, and possibilities for the future, we are also examining data around television audiences. 

    While most people in the U.S. still get their news from TV, the picture is not all rosy. New Knight research published today shows that the TV audience is largely 55+ years, and shrinking, albeit slowly, as more Americans get their news from social media and smartphones. In 2017, the Pew Research Center reported digital news had come even closer to eclipsing TV’s dominance as a news provider. The number of Americans who now get their news online stands at 43 percent, which is just 7 percentage points away from the half of Americans who get their news from broadcast television.

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    What about television news?

    February 8, 2018 by Karen Rundlet

    What about television news?

    Photo by RobinJP on Flickr.

    Today, Knight Foundation is announcing $2.6 million in support to five projects to advance innovation and journalism excellence in local television newsrooms. 

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    How the Knight News Match is helping nonprofit news organizations reach their goals

    December 23, 2016 by Karen Rundlet

    How the Knight News Match is helping nonprofit news organizations reach their goals

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    At a time when there is growing concern about fake news and citizens living in their own echo chambers, people are searching for trusted journalism outlets to provide answers and context. Quality journalism matters more than ever. The Knight News Match was born with this in mind. Launched on Monday, the initiative, which allows individuals to double their impact to nonprofit news organizations, is showing strong early results, providing nonprofit news organizations with the funding they need.