April 28, 2010

Deliverer of Bad News

58%

Nearly six-in-ten news executives say journalism is headed in the “wrong direction.”

A survey of news executives finds scant optimism about the future of journalism — 58% of executives say the profession is headed in the “wrong direction;” just 41% say journalism is headed in the right direction. While there is not an overwhelming amount of hope in either camp, broadcast news executives are noticeably more pessimistic about journalism’s future than are executives at newspaper-based operations. By a two-to-one margin (64% to 35%), broadcasters do not see good times ahead for their profession. Newspaper executives, however, are divided on the direction of journalism, with 51% saying it is going in the right direction and 49% believing it is going in the wrong direction. Read More