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She recalled that the only time she’d heard PR discussed in journalism school was in a generalized con- 26 American Carnival struct, with journalists as gatekeepers of truth and PR as simply an entity to avoid. “But that isn’t reality,” she continued. “The truth is that sophisticated public relations professionals guard almost every beat— from politics to business to entertainment—and rarely can you truly circumvent them. ” In addition, some young journalists express deep disenchantment over what they view as growing indifference by the news industry to the longterm goal of hiring newsroom staff who reﬂect the full range of intellectual, political, gender, and racial diversity in American society.
Smith: (long pause) Ten dollars is a lot of money, sir. Editor: That’s an honest answer, Smith. 42 As citizens and professional journalists, we presume that we are far removed from those days. Journalistic standards and codes of ethics are far more advanced now than they once were, industry leaders repeatedly assure us. But what of the abuses we witness? Journalism’s evolution and standards of practice should not be cyclical like the highs and lows of the economy, subject to changing performance and expectation depending on market forces.
But even before the advent of the New Media, the landscape had begun to change. From 1960 to 1995, the American population grew from 180 million to nearly 260 million—but total daily newspaper circulation in the United States remained roughly steady, at 59 million, according to Claude Moisy. 5 A 2004 survey of Americans between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four found that 44 percent relied chieﬂy on Web-based portals such as Yahoo! and Google for their news and information, with just 19 percent ranking newspapers as their primary source.
American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media by Neil Henry