PublicationsAugust 21, 2006

What’s Next for the Ethnic Media?

While much of US news media endured shrinking audiences recently, ethnic media have seen growth. In our seventh roundtable discussion, industry analysts assess the growing clout of ethnic news outlets in the US as well as the formidable business challenges they face, including slowing industry growth.

PublicationsAugust 7, 2006

Local TV in Transistion

in our fifth roundtable discussion on the future of the news media, industry analysts discuss how local TV news can remain relevant and whether it needs to reinvest more profit back into the product.

PublicationsJuly 10, 2006

The Future of Network TV News

The Project for Excellence in Journalism introduces the first in a series of nine roundtables with industry experts on the future of the news media. Today’s roundtable concerns the changing landscape of Network TV news.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

EXTRA! EXTRA!

A new PEJ study takes an in-depth look at tabloids and compares them to traditional broadsheet newspapers.

PublicationsApril 29, 2003

Does Ownership Matter in Local Television News?

The study examines the tendencies of different local television news ownership structures.

PublicationsApril 9, 2003

Quality and the Bottom Line

Initial PEJ research into the relationship between quality and profits indicates that good journalism is good business.

PublicationsNovember 1, 2002

Local TV News Project 2002

In a year when the nation was changed by the war on terrorism, a recession and financial scandals, the Project for Excellence in Journalism's fifth annual study found that local television news remained largely unchanged. The study was published in the November/December 2002 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.

PublicationsMarch 18, 2002

The Letterman Fiasco Holds a Lesson for Disney

For the sake of argument, put the public interest aside. Forget that broadcast airwaves are public property. Strictly in economic terms, the Walt Disney Co. got lucky when it failed to woo David Letterman to join ABC. The public nature of the Letterman embarrassment has granted Disney something rare …

PublicationsMarch 6, 2002

Why We Need ‘Nightline’

What's left of broadcast television journalism is at stake now, many in the business believe, in the war within the Disney Co. over whether to replace "Nightline" with the late-night comedy of David Letterman. The people who run Disney seem intent on displacing "Nightline" …

PublicationsNovember 1, 2001

Local TV News Project 2001

Local newsrooms beset by sponsor interference, budget cuts, layoffs, and added programming.