Monday, April 12, 2010

News execs pessimistic, but don't want handouts

Although news executives know their industry is in trouble, most are unwilling to turn to the government or interest groups for help.

Three quarters of editors and news directors polled say they have "serious reservations" about government funding of journalism, and 78 percent say the same thing about interest groups, primarily for fear that independence can be compromised, according to a study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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