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.