Friday, 16 March 2007

State of the News Media 2007 report

An immensely interesting report has come out: "The State of the News Media 2007", an annual report on the health and status of American journalism published by the Project for Excellence in Journalism research institute. No need to say that its a "must read" for all those interested in journalism in the world and US in particular.

[...]The State of the News Media 2007 is the fourth edition of our annual report on the health and status of American journalism.

Its goal is to gather in one place as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, to identify trends, mark key indicators, note areas for further inquiry and provide a resource for citizens, journalists, and researchers.

For each area we have produced original research and aggregated existing data into a narrative. The statistical data also exists in an interactive area called Charts & Tables where users can customize their own graphics. This year, we also offer a detailed report on the status of online journalism, based on a close quantitative examination of a diverse sample of news websites. “Digital Journalism: A Topography” identifies what qualities of the web are being emphasized and which are not. The study also includes an interactive component that allows users to find the qualities they are looking for and test their favorite sites.[...]

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