The state of journalism: Journalists express high level of satisfaction in their work

A recent survey of almost 12,000 working journalists revealed that they loved their work but were keenly aware of the challenges facing them and their industry. (Pew Research Center, June 14, 2022, by Jeffrey Gottfried, Amy Mitchell, Mark Jurkowitz and Jacob Liedke)

An award-winning young journalist found himself priced out of journalism, hobbled by student debt and a devastating rent hike. Despite earning an income of just above Memphis median household income, Carrington J. Tatum moved home to Texas to live with his mother rent-free. (NiemanLab, June 15, 2022, by Wendi C. Thomas)

With lawmakers making noise about requiring online platforms to pay publishers for news, Facebook and Google have made commitments to do just that, but now Facebook is re-examining its commitment. (Columbia Journalism Review, June 16, 2022, by Mathew Ingram)

A nonprofit dedicated to fighting false information online is campaigning to force Fox New’s online advertisers to withdraw their business. The founders of Check My Ads say that Fox encouraged the January 6 attack on the Capitol and advertisers are not abandoning Fox based on their own stance on the insurrection. (NPR, June 9, 2022, by Bobby Allyn)

A reporter in Medford, Oregon was arrested covering the break up of a homeless encampment in 2020. To report more accurately about the event, she disobeyed a police order to stay in a designated area. Her trial is slated to begin on September 16. (KLCC, May 12, 2022, by Brian Bull)

Nashville Public Radio is shifting its priorities to increase staff diversity and cater to a younger audience. (Current, May 9, 2022, by Ellen Guettler)

Local online news organizations showed a 33 percent increase in revenues for 2021. The added revenue can be credited to a rise in philanthropic and member support and sharing of ideas among the Local Independent Online News Publishers as well as improvements in the ad market. (NiemanLab, May 10, 2022, biy Sarah Scire)

The Spokane Valley City Council voted to remove newspapers from the city hall lobby. Council members said they had to go since they contained campaign ads and election coverage. The city attorney cautioned that allowing newspapers in the lobby violated state law, but Washington state officials said that was not the case. (The Associated Press, April 29, 2022)

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