Four Out Of Five News Execs Say Cuts Haven’t Affected Reporting

About 65 percent of executives at newspapers and TV stations say that their news organizations are leaner but can still do reporting well, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. And another eight percent say their newsrooms are still plenty big.

That leaves only 20 percent who say that their newsrooms are now too small to do more than the bare minimum.

And watch out, print journos: newspaper execs are slightly more likely than broadcast execs to say that there’s still some fat to trim: 10 percent for newspaper executives, eight for broadcast.

This is based on a survey of 353 newspaper and broadcast execs across the country, conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism in association with the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Publish date: May 17, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT