Zacc Ritter – Knight Foundation
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Zacc Ritter

  • Journalism

    Media bias is a great concern for Americans, and the implications of such bias for society are magnified when the nation is in crisis, such as the current coronavirus pandemic. A new Gallup/Knight Foundation survey finds that a majority of Americans are concerned about biased news coverage of the coronavirus situation, including reporting that downplays the […]

    Article · May 26, 2020 by and

  • Journalism

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The novel coronavirus pandemic provides a view into the deep partisan divisions that have persisted despite the unfolding national crisis. Two recent Gallup/Knight Foundation surveys find Americans’ understanding about the coronavirus is strongly shaped by partisan affiliation and news consumption habits, especially when basic facts are politicized. Specifically, while Democrats and independents […]

    Article · May 26, 2020 by

  • other

    Social media platforms have become saturated with coronavirus-related news, with 46% percent of social media users saying “almost all” or “most” of what they see is about the coronavirus situation and an additional 37% saying “about half” is. These results are from an April 14-20 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey focused on the coronavirus situation, part of […]

    Article · May 21, 2020 by

  • other

    This piece was originally posted on on May 13, 2020. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Guidance from public health officials on how to avoid exposure to the novel coronavirus has evolved over the course of the crisis in the U.S. At first, the advice centered on hand-washing — but more recently, officials have urged Americans to […]

    Article · May 13, 2020 by and

  • Journalism

    This piece was originally posted on on April 9, 2020. As news about the novel coronavirus has gripped the country in recent weeks, a series of Knight Foundation/Gallup surveys finds that Americans are paying “a great deal” of attention to the news at levels not seen over the past three years. Attention to local […]

    Article · April 9, 2020 by

  • Journalism

    This piece was originally published on on August 15, 2019. In recent years, efforts to find a sustainable business model for local news coverage in the U.S. have resulted in the acquisition of local news organizations in different markets by large, national companies. Last week’s announcement of a merger between Gannett and Gatehouse media, […]

    Article · August 15, 2019 by