60% Say Journalism is Going in the Wrong Direction

A poll done by Indiana University School of Journalism shows that 60% think that Journalism is headed in the wrong direction.

Who cares right? Everyone hates the media, so what's the big deal?

Well, the 60% in the poll are actually Journalists themselves.

That's not good.

Other numbers coming out of the 1080 Journalist show:

Job satisfaction went from 33.3% of journalists who said they were “very satisfied” with their job in 2002, to 23.3% in 2013.

Six in ten say their newsrooms have shrunk during the past year, while only 13.2% report newsroom growth.

Just over 80% agree that social media helps promote them and their work, but only 25% say that it improves their productivity.

The number of minority journalists working for the U.S. news media has decreased from 9.5% in 2002 to 8.5% in 2013.

In the latest survey, the median age of full-time U.S. journalists increased by six years to 47 from 2002′s poll.

Fewer journalists say that concentrating on news that’s of interest to “the widest possible audience” is extremely important.

H/T Romenesko