Monday, July 21, 2008
International Coverage in US Print Media declines
Volatile India-Pakistan Standoff Enters 11,680th Day
This ONION parody may be closer to the truth than you think, especially if you read the report published by journalist Tyler Marshall and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Amongst the findings into several hundred US newspapers.
Papers both large and small have reduced the space, resources and commitment devoted to a range of topics. At the top of that list, nearly two thirds of papers surveyed have cut back on foreign news, over half have trimmed national news and more than a third have reduced business coverage. In effect, America’s newspapers are narrowing their reach and their ambitions and becoming niche reads. Since many leading newspapers also own TV properties, I expect a knock on-effect.