March 30, 1999

Striking the Balance

CCJ and The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press jointly produced this survey of journalists which found that journalists themselves increasingly agree with public criticism of their profession and the quality of their work, and overwhelmingly say the lines have blurred between commentary and reporting and between entertainment and news. The survey results are available at the Pew Center’s web site. Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel, and Amy Mitchell of the Committee of Concerned Journalists have written A First Step to Change, a commentary on the findings of the survey.