The crisis of journalism: Daunting challenge or perfect opportunity

Document Type


Publication Date



Accountability journalism… responsible journalism…public service journalism. The very need for journalists and academics to distinguish among different types of news products reveals much about the state of journalism today. The 2009 Annual Report on the State of the News Media by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s calls the situation “bleak”: advertising revenue is down; news staffs cuts are up; audience migration to the Internet accelerating. Only cable news flourished in 2008.

This Friday Forum presentation by Katie Johnson (Assoc. Prof., Communication) will examine the current crisis of journalism, discuss challenges to creating news that serves democracy, and explore possibilities for revitalizing the news industry in the future.


The slides for this presentation are not available.