Small Audience For Murdoch's Dow Jones Deal, Few Expect Changes

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


08/09/2007 - A majority of Americans who are following the story of publisher Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal say the sale will have little or no impact on the quality of the newspaper, according to the latest national News Interest Index survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.About one-in-four Americans (24%) say they are following the story of Murdoch's acquisition of Dow Jones & Co, which publishes the Journal. Of those who are following the news, fully 60% believe that the change in ownership will not make much difference in the quality of the newspaper. About one-in-five (19%) say that Murdoch's ownership of the paper will make it worse while 11% say that the change will make it better.

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