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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Character and the Campaign
If presidential campaigns are about character and control of message, neither candidate has had much success so far, a new PEJ study finds.
New Federal Rules for Media Ownership
How aware is the American public of the debate currently taking place about changing the rules over media ownership in the United States?
In Wartime, the People Want the Facts
Four months into the war, a review of news coverage reveals that over time Americans are getting fewer facts and more opinion — a narrow range of opinion, at that — from newspapers, magazines and television. At the same time, polls show the press losing a measure of the respect it had gained in …