Survey finds publishers optimistic about future

Source SNPA on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Jenner, pay models, pay walls, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute
"Survey Finds Publishers Optimistic About Future," SNPA, September 13, 2012.

Despite declining readership and an economy that has battered revenues and forced painful cuts, the publishers of U.S. dailies remain optimistic about the future of newspapers.

logos, RJI, Reynolds Journalism Institute
The story appeared in the media outlet above.

In the largest survey of its kind, nearly two-thirds of responding publishers expressed optimism about the future of the newspaper industry. Forty percent said they were “somewhat optimistic,” while 25 percent identified themselves as “very optimistic. Thirty-one percent were neutral. Only four percent identified themselves as “not optimistic;” no respondent chose “not optimistic at all.”

The question was asked as part of the RJI Publishers Confidence Index, the first in an annual series of surveys benchmarking opinions of newspaper leaders about the future of the industry and their organizations’ progress in changing. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism is devoted to exploring new ideas, experiments and research to improve journalism.

Read more

Comments

Add Your Comment

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Filtered words will be replaced with the filtered version of the word.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

You don't have to log in to leave a comment, but please leave your name.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.