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.
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.
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.
A new PEJ study takes an in-depth look at tabloids and compares them to traditional broadsheet newspapers.
Does Ownership Matter in Local Television News?
The study examines the tendencies of different local television news ownership structures.
Quality and the Bottom Line
Initial PEJ research into the relationship between quality and profits indicates that good journalism is good business.
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.
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 …
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" …
Local TV News Project 2001
Local newsrooms beset by sponsor interference, budget cuts, layoffs, and added programming.