State of the news media, 2005

From TomPaine:
The past year was an interesting—and not altogether positive—one for the media. There was the rise of blogging, the Bush administration-produced "reports" during election season, the revelations that several reporters had been paid to tout government programs, and the continued move toward faster, flashier news coverage. In its second annual "State Of The News Media" report, the Project For Excellence In Journalism extensively reviewed the media's work and trends among newspapers, magazines, broadcast, online news and the ethnic press. Among the findings: verification in journalism has fallen off in favor of assertion; broadcast news is reaching a transition point; and we're not nearly as partisan in our news consumption as we've been led to believe. Read the report here.


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