Wall Street Journal interactive map on newspaper cuts


Investigative Reporters and Editors

Expose graphs media companies' profits
(Many Eyes link to come)

Paper Cuts blog tracking layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers

American Journalism Review's 2009 Count of Statehouse Reporters

The Poynter Institute and Project for Excellence in Journalism found public media companies are no worse than private when it comes to staff cuts and profits.

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, found empirical evidence that quality newscasts resulted in higher ratings.

Newspaper executives were offered free help implementing Esther Thorson's profit formula during the 2004 convention of the National Association of Newspaper Editors. None accepted.


Three decades of research shows investing in a newsroom increases both quality and sustainable profits, says Esther Thorson, associate dean of graduated studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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