The Cycle

Many editors optimistic at increasingly local newspapers

Good luck to PR professionals pitching stories with national or international angles.

Among the findings of a study released today by former Los Angeles Times correspondent Tyler Marshall and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, nearly two-thirds of newspapers less foreign news than a year ago and 57% percent of papers are seeing a decline in national news.

However, many editors remain optimistic. More than half of the 259 newsroom chiefs responding to the survey the overall quality of journalism is better than it was three years ago.

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