PublicationsOctober 18, 2006

A Harvard Panel Tackles the News Blues

The media landscape has changed dramatically since Harvard’s Shorenstein Center was established 20 years ago. And when journalists and dignitaries assembled there on Oct. 13-14 to evaluate the current role of journalism in our democracy, there was good news and bad. The bad was that new technologies have created credibility concerns and economic problems for mainstream journalists. The good news may be the emergence of the citizen journalist.

PublicationsSeptember 21, 2006

A Shakeup in the Evening News?

The long-stable world of evening network news looks a bit jostled just three week's into Katie Couric's tenure in the CBS Evening News anchor chair. She may not be in first place anymore but compared to other anchor debuts, Couric has at least temporarily disrupted the long-consistent one, two, three finish among NBC, ABC, and CBS. Is it a long-term change or just a ripple?

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 14, 2006

Cable TV at a Crossroads

In the sixth of our roundtable discussions on the future of the news media, our expert panelists say that cable TV news has rapidly become a mature platform that faces serious challenges from fresher technologies and information-saturated viewers.

PublicationsJuly 31, 2006

The Future of News Magazines

The fourth of our roundtables on the future of the news media focuses on news magazines. Our group of experts sees big changes ahead for the industry in content and approach.

PublicationsJuly 24, 2006

Challenges to the Newspaper Industry

In the third of our roundtables on the future of the news media, industry experts analyze the health of the newspaper business and offer their ideas on what it can and should do to survive.

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.