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Capitol Communicator reports that a new survey shows an unprecedented level of burnout in TV news’ ranks.

Survey shows significant staff burnout in TV news’ ranks

by | Oct 16, 2023

While the TV news industry focuses on declines in advertising and audience erosion, there’s a crisis inside the newsroom that’s threatening the whole system, states a post on TVNewsCheck.

The latest RTDNA/Syracuse University Survey found that more than two-thirds of TV news directors say there’s more evidence of staff burnout than ever before. The problem is worse in small markets, where more than three-quarters of news directors say they have a real problem. But even in the biggest markets and biggest newsrooms – the top 25 markets – nearly 60% say burnout is a growing problem.

“They quit, they ‘quiet quit;’ they cry in my office; they call out more often than is usual for them; they complain to me and to each other,” noted one news director.

“Even in myself, this is no longer an enjoyable business,” said another. “Frustration, frayed tempers, extreme disgust at this corporation and others for their focus on the bottom line and failure to recognize employee burnout and need to increase pay.”

“People are just exhausted,” said a third news director.

More here.

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