Media Still Mostly “Liberal Left”

By Jennifer Harper
The Washington Times
March 18, 2008

Conservatives remain scarce in the news media landscape.
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Only 6 percent of the national press corps describe themselves as “conservative” in a population that includes reporters, editors and producers from major television and radio networks, daily newspapers, news wires and online sources.

Those who consider themselves “very conservative” amount to just 2 percent, according to a wide-ranging survey of 585 journalists and news executives released yesterday by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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In contrast, 36 percent of the overall population generally consider themselves conservative.
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There are more conservatives in broadcast than print — 10 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Among online journalists the figure was 8 percent.
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The majority of nationally ranked journalists — 53 percent — described themselves as moderate, 24 percent were liberal and 8 percent “very liberal.”
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The findings have remained “basically flat” since 2004 when a similar survey was taken, said Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the media research group.
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However, the mainstream press might not be quite as elite as it used to be.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080318/NATION/418533987/1002

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