Newspaper Biz = Capitalist Victim

According to a Pew Foundation report on the media carefully dissected by Jay Rosen in his exemplary Press Think blog:

“Significant majorities of journalists have come to believe that increased bottom line pressure is ‘seriously hurting’ the quality of news coverage. This is the view of 66% of national news people and 57% of the local journalists questioned in this survey.”

No one asked me, so please add me to the 66% or 57% (depending on whether you consider the Village Voice a national or local paper – opinions differ).

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