The social media sites that journalists use most frequently for their jobs differ from those that the public turns to for news.
Nearly 12,000 U.S.-based journalists in a pair of open-ended questions were asked to write down the one thing the news industry does the best job of these days and what it does worst.
A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.
Most of our research on the U.S. news environment has been from the viewpoint of the public, but this time we surveyed journalists themselves.
Local newspapers have been hit particularly hard by the transition to digital news consumption in recent years, with many forced to shutter their doors permanently.
In Nebraska, 58% of all reporters covering the state capitol this year – 40 of 69 – are student reporters.
Nonprofit news reporters now account for 20% of the nation’s total statehouse press corps, up from 6% eight years ago.
The total number of journalists assigned to state capitol buildings is up 11% since 2014, though figures vary widely by state. And as newspapers employ fewer statehouse reporters, nonprofits are filling much of the void.
There are 245 newspaper reporters who cover the statehouse full time in 2022 in the United States, down from 374 in 2014.
Public views are tied to how these technologies would be used and what constraints would be in place.