Newspaper Editors Look on the Bright Side

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Author: James Rainey

07/21/2008 - Despite declines in revenue and repeated staff reductions, most American newspaper editors remain optimistic that their publications will regain their footing by shifting news to online editions and by employing innovations like video and computer-assisted reporting, a study has found.

More than half of the 259 editors surveyed rated the overall quality of their papers as better now compared with three years ago, with a majority saying the quality of writing and the depth of reporting had improved, according to “The Changing Newsroom.”

But the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism – believed to be the most comprehensive of an embattled industry – also found that “more is disappearing than is being added” in American newspapers. Foreign and national news coverage, in particular, have suffered.

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