MEDIA METRICS: THE TRUE STATE OF THE MODERN MEDIA MARKETPLACE
Progress & Freedom Foundation, July 17, 2008
Debates about the state of the media marketplace continue to garner interest in Washington. Many policymakers, regulators, and consumer groups bemoan the supposed lack of “localism,” ownership concentration and an absence of quality programming as a rationale to further regulate in the media sector.
The report shows that, contrary to what some media critics believe, there are more media choice, competition, and diversity than ever before. The report offers a comprehensive look at a variety of media sectors such as audio, video and print, providing policymakers with a snapshot of the media sector.
THE CHANGING NEWSROOM
Project for Excellence in Journalism, July 21, 2008
Despite an image of decline, more people today in more places read the content produced in the newsrooms of American daily newspapers than at any time in years. But revenues are tumbling. The editors expect the financial picture only to worsen, and they have little confidence that they know what their papers will look like in five years.
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