While researching for a post above -- I was trying to find the number of reporters and journalists who are veterans or active military -- I stumbled on this page. At the bottom, there's this:
For example, I find that fewAnother bit of anecdotal and statistical evidence that journalists are seriously out-of-step with their audience. Small wonder their audience is declining....
journalists have hunting or fishing licenses or own a gun while the
public they serve loves to fish and hunt.
A new study puts more light on the journalism-public disconnect. USA Today has a story. The study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found a social divide:
- On same-sex marriages, 59 percent of journalists favor them, compared with 28 percent for the public.
- 17 percent of journalists said they attend religious services weekly, compared with 40 percent for the public.
- 9 percent of journalists consider themselves conservative, compared with 38 percent of the public.
- 80 percent of journalists said it was a "bad thing"
for a news organization to have a strong political view in news
coverage, compared with the public's 53 percent.
- Asked if the government has the right to limit the press
to report a story, 44 percent of journali