As any regular viewer of Beat The Press knows, it’s a rough time to be in the media. With a broken business model, lousy job prospects, and public antipathy, you’d think the profession would appeal only to the most retrograde masochist. Well, a new survey suggests there actually might be some truth to that.


Dan Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.
Margery Eagan is a columnist at the Boston Herald and the co-host of WGBH News’ Boston Public Radio.
Jon Keller is a political analyst for WBZ.
Susie Banikarim is a Nieman fellow.