Overall, the online journalists surveyed are less likely to think journalism is headed in the “wrong direction” than are journalists from legacy media. They are also more confident than they are pessimistic that online news will find a self-sustaining revenue model.
Those journalists surveyed, who come largely from websites linked to legacy media, also believe the Web is changing the fundamental values of the journalism—mostly for the worse. In particular, they are worried about declining accuracy, in part due to the emphasis online that news organizations are putting on speed and breaking news.
Mar 30, 2009
Pew surveys online journalists
A study from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism has found online journalists to be generally more optimistic about the future of journalism than their counterparts in print but also worried about a loosening of basic standards. From the study: