Pew State Of The News Media 2011: Newsrooms Transform As Network Newscasts Continue To Lose Viewers (TVNewser)

2010 was an important year for the broadcast-network news organizations, with radical transformations made to ensure some level of economic stability, while most of the key programs continued to see declines in viewership. TVNewser: The world of cable news was healthy financially, even as ratings slipped from 2010. WebNewser: Just 36 percent of adults currently pay for local news and, not surprisingly, when asked if they would be willing to pay subscription fees, the willingness went down as the cost went up. WebNewser: Prior to its acquisition of The Huffington Post, AOL added 900 employees during the summer of 2010, with about one-half of them going to its Patch hyperlocal news network. NYT:NPR’s overall audience grew 3 percent in 2010, to 27.2 million weekly listeners, up 58 percent overall since 2000.

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