Monday, March 17, 2008

New study finds major diversity problem in the media... just 8% of journalists are conservative even though 36% of the population are conservative

An extensive survey of journalists conducted by the Pew Research Center released Monday found a shocking diversity problem in newsrooms across the country.

The national study found that 85% of national journalists say they are moderate or liberal, and just 8% say they are conservative. In the general population, 36% are conservative, according to the study.

In another finding, a majority of the journalists surveyed thought the media had been too easy on the Bush administration. Shocking, I know.

The survey of journalists was based on interviews with 585 national and local reporters, producers, editors and executives across the country.

Unfortunately, I don't think this is the kind of diversity problem the media is tackling here or here or here.