The 2012 Gorkana Survey of Financial Journalists was released today. A couple of interesting findings below on the economy and the profession.
1) Financial journalists as a whole are neutral at best and cautious on their outlook for the U.S. economy and the U.S. financial services sector over the next year. Nearly half (46.1%) of the journalists surveyed have a neutral view on the economy with another 35.8% holding a negative outlook. Journalists are somewhat more negative on the financial services sector, with 44.4% negative on the sector and 40.4% neutral.
2) Survey respondents feel better about the health of their own profession than the U.S. economy or financial services sector. Almost four out of five journalists (77.8%) have a neutral or positive outlook on the health of financial journalism over the next year. More are positive (33.4%) than negative (22.2%) on the outlook for financial journalism. This may indicate that financial journalists believe the worst is behind them as a field.