PEJ examined 39 non-profit and seven commercial websites that cover news at the state or national level. The study analyzed coverage, as well as the staffing and transparency of the sites.  Explore the findings in this interactive. See  the methodology.

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Ideology

How often do stories carry politically partisan themes, target individuals of one political persuasion, and represent more than one point of view?

Transparency

How open are the sites and their chief funders about mission and sources of support? And how easy is it to reach a site?

Productivity

What is the volume of original reporting and commentary, on each site and what is the size of the reporting and editorial staff?