Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2008

Study: The Changing Newsroom

More than 250 newspaper participated in this study, by Tyler Marshall and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism on the direction news business takes between financial pressures, threaten from the web and change of news consuming patterns ...

most papers have reduced the space, resources and commitment devoted to a range of topics

Other findings:
- 85% of the dailies surveyed with circulations over 100,000 have cut newsroom staff in the last three years, while only 52% of smaller papers reported cuts.

- quite often distinguished, high-salaried and complacent veteran reporters and editors are replaced by a generation of young, versatile, tech-savvy, high-energy staff

- disrupted between accuracy, depth and journalistic standards vs. speed, multimedia and interactivity nearly half of all journalists are equally worried and excited about the new rules and chances at the same time

recommended read at

On the same report at the ReadWriteWeb from Marshall Kirkpatrick
Newspapers Shifting Coverage Local As Online Challenge Grows

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