Global News Survey Reveals Skills Gap

The first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media found journalists and newsrooms lack the technology skills they need. The ICFJ study was based on responses from more than 2,700 newsroom managers and journalists from 130 countries, who provided responses in 12 languages. Among other findings, the study found that less than a third of newsrooms use advanced digital skills, such as data journalism or building apps for news, and that less than half the world’s journalists and newsrooms secure their communications. While most journalists use social media to find story ideas, only 11 percent use social media verification tools.

Source: ICFJ

Posted on: October 6, 2017

27% of Americans Say Journalists Contribute Little

According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, 27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society’s well being. Lawyers and business executives are still held in less regard, though. The percentage of Americans who say journalists contribute a lot to society has shrunk since 2009.

Source: Poynter

Posted on: July 15, 2013