Newsroom burnout increasing
A survey done by RTDNA and Newhouse School at Syracuse University found more than two-thirds of TV news directors say staff burnout is worse now than it was one year ago.
Burnout was especially prevalent in the smallest markets, where 77% of those who responded said it was a problem.
The survey also found that employment is up in TV newsrooms. The growth mostly came in top 50 markets.
The size of radio newsrooms also increased, just slightly. The use of a centralized newsroom by multi-station groups has returned to numbers resembling pre-COVID years.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. The program features Dr. Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier and the students at student radio station The Dog: Jessica Martin, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and is news director of NEWS3-TV at WIU; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.