Media Insiders say Internet Hurts Journalism

May 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm (Uncategorized)

The Atlantic,  the online news site, recently had an article about the internet and how it has hurt the journalisim.

The article discussed a poll taken by the  The Atlantic and National Journal.

It asked 43 media insiders whether, on balance, journalism has been helped more or hurt more by the rise of news consumption online. Sixty-five percent said journalism has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped more.

The media insiders were also asked about coverage of President Obama. Of 45 respondents, 71 percent say it has been “about right,” 22 percent say it’s been “too easy” and 7 percent say it has been “too tough.”

Those who say that news consumption on the Internet is, on balance, hurting journalism note the way the online experience is changing reader habits.The “hurt more” group also says that while the Internet offers benefits, the cost to traditional media and news-gathering is too high.

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