January 11, 2010

CAN'T COVER CITY HALL IN YOUR PAJAMAS:

Most original news reporting comes from traditional sources, study finds (Ben Fritz, January 11, 2010, LA Times)

A study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism that surveyed news gathering in Baltimore as an example of nationwide trends found that 95% of stories with fresh information came from "old media," and the vast majority of that from newspapers.

"The expanding universe of new media, including blogs, Twitter and local websites -- at least in Baltimore -- played only a limited role: mainly an alert system and a way to disseminate stories from other places," the study's authors write.


The crisis of the press is a crisis of the Republic.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2010 4:55 PM
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