U.S. Journalists Say They Are Less Satisfied and Have Less Autonomy — Survey

By: Indiana University

Newswise — BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The reporters, editors and producers who put out the news every day are less satisfied with their work, say they have less autonomy in their work and tend to believe that journalism is headed in the wrong direction, according to the initial findings of “The American Journalist in the Digital Age,” a representative survey of U.S. journalists conducted by the Indiana University School of Journalism.

Compared to the 2002 survey, the updated demographic profile of U.S. journalists reveals that they are now older on average, slightly more likely to be college graduates and less likely to identify with both the Republican and Democratic political parties. But there are still significantly more men than women in the profession, and fewer racial or ethnic minorities than in the general population.

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