It's five alarm fire time for America's traditional news media. Newspaper and network TV news are losing readers and viewers hand over fist. Advertisers are running to the Internet. Newspaper profits are swooning and big layoffs have hit major publishers' newsrooms.
Nightly network news viewership has fallen almost in half in the last 25 years. Americans are flocking to Internet news — but the Internet, in general, doesn't have newsrooms and armies of reporters and editors and standards. So, who's going to deliver the beef? The news?
Hear old media men Jim Lehrer of NewsHour and Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post on the new landscape of the news.
Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor of PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." ;
Ben Bradlee, vice president and former executive editor of the Washington Post.;
Jeff Jarvis, former TV critic for TV Guide and People, and creator of the online blog buzzmachine.com.
This program aired on June 19, 2006.