Survey: Business journalists optimistic their local economies will improve

Reynolds Center for Business Journalism

The telephone survey of 300 business journalists was conducted in mid-July. At that time, one in three respondents said business conditions were bad, but most expressed optimism that their local economies would improve. Only 6 percent saying they expected things to worsen in six months. When asked about their local housing market, about one in four said the residential real estate market was better now than six months ago, and only about one in 10 thought it would be worse in six months. The survey was commissioned by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. || Read the full report [PDF]

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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