Study Shows Impact Of Cutbacks On U.S. Journalism

NEW YORK (March 18, 2013)--A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism details how years of cutbacks have affected the quality of television and newspaper news and how consumers view the work.

The study released Monday found that nearly one-third of consumers said they have abandoned a news outlet because it no longer gave them what they wanted and many said there are fewer or less complete stories.

The study found that local news has become increasingly focused on weather, sports and traffic while cable news operations focus increasingly on talk and less on news coverage.

While the financial picture is no rosier, the project's acting director Amy Mitchell says it is time to focus on quality.


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