Journalists fear cuts will undermine quality

Half of journalists fear that editorial quality will be adversely affected by cuts and the shift from print to online.

The European Digital Journalism Survey 2009 highlighted the mostly pessimistic outlook of 354 journalists, as economic and technological changes have taken their toll.

Almost two in three of all respondents believed that the number of newspapers and magazines will reduce and 32 per cent of journalists in the survey thought that their print publication or broadcast could be taken off the market altogether.

The research, published by the Oriella PR Network, also reveals that more than two-thirds of respondents say they had received no training in producing their new media content.

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