“Journalism is a shrinking part of a growing world of media”

The report The State of the News Media 2005 is out. It’s the second annual report from Journalism.org about the state of American journalism. Some of the key findings are summarized in five major trends about the media landscape.

1) There are now several models of journalism, and the trajectory increasingly is toward those that are faster, looser, and cheaper.

2) The rise in partisanship of news consumption and the notion that people have retreated to their ideological corners for news has been widely exaggerated.

3) To adapt, journalism may have to move in the direction of making its work more transparent and more expert, and of widening the scope of its searchlight.

4) Despite the new demands, there is more evidence than ever that the mainstream media are investing only cautiously in building new audiences.

5) The three broadcast network news divisions face their most important moment of transition in decades.

See also my comments on last year’s survey.

Link via Nu-heter.