OVER THE LAST few weeks, several notable network news anchors have announced that they will be stepping down in the near future. Among the big names: Katie Couric, Glenn Beck and Meredith Viera.
What's going on? The network anchor position used to be the ultimate destination for broadcast journalists. Is this a sign that network journalism is no longer relevant?
“The prestige has diminished, the money has diminished and the audience has diminished,” Mark Feldstein, a professor of broadcast journalism at George Washington University, told the online entertainment site The Wrap.
Feldstein says that the big name journalists can actually succeed without the network support - the journalists are their own brands now.
Do we need network journalism anymore?
Do you aspire to work at the network level? Why?
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