They’re also predominantly liberal. Somehow, though, that left leaning bias (this is among all journalists, not just the politicos) hasn’t led to income parity between male and female reporters, for whatever reason.
According to the study:
Among the more negative findings are that U.S. journalists today are less satisfied with their work, less likely to say they have complete autonomy to select stories, much more likely to say that journalism is headed in the wrong direction than in the right one, and much more likely to say that their news staffs have shrunk in the past year rather than remained the same or grown.
Among other interesting findings, the report found that journalists rely increasingly on social media, and not only to collect news, but to monitor what other news organizations are doing.
After all, there’s nothing like trying to keep ahead of your competition, is there?
See graphs from the report below.
- Only 7 percent of journalists are Republicans (theweek.com)
- Four Democrat journalists for every one Republican, new survey shows (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Another Survey Confirms Journalists Are Overwhelmingly Liberal (thefederalist.com)
- Indiana University survey: journalists grow more negative about their work (poynter.org)
- Republicans massively underrepresented among reporters, and other interesting survey results (saintpetersblog.com)