Shrinking newsrooms equate decline in newspaper quality

The Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism put out a report today (The Changing Newsroom: Gains and Losses in Today’s Papers) that documents the continuing decline in reporting staff at US newspapers, concommitant with a decline in news quality, particularly foreign news. Papers are smaller with much more competition for news space. Pew suggests more internet; why not stories of what people want to read about, rather than the rather hidebound traditional news beats (crime, politics, sports.)

Pew Research Center, July 20 2008


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