STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA: An unexpected "rock of stability"

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  The Pew Research Center has released its annual State of the News Media report, and - to the surprise of no one - traditional print media continues to lose ground to newer forms.   Online ad revenue is growing, but not fast enough to offset growing losses in print. 

Deeper in the report, however, is news of an encouraging trend.  In a time of shifting audience loyalties and fast-paced experimentation in local and cable TV news, traditional network news broadcasts have remained what the report calls a "rock of stability."