State of the News Media 2009
Even before the recession, the fundamental question facing journalism was whether the news industry could win a race against the clock for survival. In the last year, two important things happened that have effectively shortened the time left on that clock. Some of the numbers are chilling.
The Changing Newsroom: Gains and Losses in Today’s Papers
It has fewer pages than three years ago, the paper stock is thinner, and the stories are shorter. There is less foreign and national news, less space devoted to science, the arts, features and a range of specialized subjects. These are just some of the changes documented in a new report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism that examines the resources in American newsrooms at a critical time.
So, Just How Different Is Rupert Murdoch’s New Wall Street Journal?
A Project for Excellence in Journalism content study finds that, to date, the newly staked out battleground between the Journal and Times seems to be located mostly on the playing field of politics.
State of the News Media 2008
The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report finds that the current crisis in journalism may be less the loss of audience than the decoupling of news and advertising. On the upside, some news organizations have become places of risk and innovation with growing connection with audiences.
Financial Woes Overshadow All Other Concerns For Journalists
A new survey of national and local reporters, producers, editors and executives finds soaring economic woes eclipse traditional worries about quality of coverage and credibility.
Small Audience For Murdoch’s Dow Jones Deal, Few Expect Change
A majority of Americans who are following the story of publisher Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal say the sale will have little or no impact on the quality of the newspaper.
Publisher Murdoch’s U.S. Track Record
In light of his apparently successful bid to buy Down Jones, what is Rupert Murdoch’s record in the American newspaper business?
A Quarter’s Worth of News Coverage
Three-month review of media finds Iraq coverage was mostly about the U.S., while 2008 campaign coverage was mostly about Democrats.
State of the American News Media, 2007: Mainstream Media Go Niche
The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fourth annual report finds every sector of TV news lost audience in 2006. Newspapers, while garnering larger audiences for their content via online platforms, faced more downbeat financial assessments.
Back to the Age of Local Publishers?
One major trend of the last year is the emergence of private, local ownership groups returning to a prominent place in the newspaper industry. It appears that in several cities these private interests value newspapers more highly than the publicly traded equity markets.