Pew Research Center examined journalists’ concerns and perspectives on changes in the news industry.
A survey of 11,889 U.S.-based journalists was conducted from Feb. 16 – March 17, 2022.
Key findings include:
— 57% of journalists say they are extremely or very concerned about possible restrictions on U.S. press freedoms.
— Journalists aged 65+ years were the most concerned age group; 42% reported they are feeling extremely concerned.
—– 39% in the 50-64 year old age group were extremely concerned, followed by ages 30-49 (28%) and ages 18-29 (20%).
— 65% of journalists who have more than 20 years of experience are extremely or very concerned about press freedoms, compared to 45% of journalists with five years or less.
— Concern remains consistent across types of news outlets and local, state or national news.
—– 59% of journalists who work for news sources with right-leaning audiences and 56% of those who work for news sources with left-leaning audiences are extremely or very concerned about press freedoms.