Wednesday, April 3, 2013

State of The News Media, 2013

 Pew Research Center just released its latest report on the State of the news Media.  Basically, there's good news and bad news...

Audiences are as hungry for news as ever, but their first stop is rarely the mainstream press.  On the other hand, social media and conversations with friends and family lead many of these consumers of news back to traditional news sources to dig deeper into the stories.

The bad news, however, is that, with audiences drifting (wait, make that flooding) to digital sources, traditional news industries continue to sufferfinancially, which means fewer and fewer resources to actually do the reporting.

Another problem is the fact that when social media becomes a first source for news, stakeholders can go directly to the public with their message -- without the filter, fact-checking, vetting or context that reporters provide.

Anyway.  Go here for the overview.  bk

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