The news about the news : American journalism in peril
Transcription of Annotations
Notes from front endpapers: "Sept. 11 belongs to TV - seems to be everything; Sept. 12 belonged to newspapers. - Why should TV news do what newspapers do? - Most daily newspapers are "mediocre", p. 109. - Classified - 20-40% of a newpaper's revenue - why internet for no charge? - 1964: 81% of Americans read a newspaper; 2000: 56%. - American newspapers took in $463 billion in ad[vertising] in 1999; industry has 21.5% of market, Broad. & Cable 23.3%. - What are the Post's margins? - New York Times cut hundreds of blue-collar jobs, p. 77. - Pew: travel and research money. - Most unfortunate trend is the conversion of working journalists into celebrities themselves. - Russert, p. 231: news analysis or political speech? - Declining coverage, p. 238. - Why is foreign journalism so important? - The internet has disappointed those who predicted original journalism. - All news channels have a low audience. - Post has a partnership with MSNBC. - What is good journalism? - Proliferation of news outlets, p. 11. - A bright future - why? - Money has always dominated American life but in modern times it has been democratized. - Why is there a steady decline in number of people keeping up? - p. 258: What's a great newspaper? - Television news has become a cynical business." - Notes on back endpapers: "Traditional ink on paper newspaper is at risk. - CBS - a fallen star. - Future is uncertain - trends are running in wrong direction. - John Carroll, ed. of L.A. Times: Sept. 11 worth a lot of money in the long haul, p. 248. - 17,815 magazines published in U.S. in 2000. - Fragmented market place - "new". - Daily words: NPR - 13,000 [words] ATC, 90 min.; Post: 110,000 words; Times: 105,000 [words]. - NBC and the debates; Gore refusing. -O.J.: important turning point, p. 226." -- Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book.