Survey: independence and plurality of journalists
The Observatory of Journalists and Media Information launched from 7 to 16 February 2013 a public consultation on the perception of the French media system. We offered our readers their opinion on the independence and plurality of journalists and the media, by answering a survey of 12 questions. This poll is now closed. Below you will find an analysis of the results of this Ojim Survey, along with an infographic.
The Ojim posted its first media survey for a week and you were over 5000 to answer, a very encouraging result.
It is necessary to locate the value of this survey. It does not claim to represent the general opinion in France, but it can represent the judgments of Internet users (or a substantial part of them) on the media and journalism. Strangely (not so strangely?) The results corroborate those of Cevipof and the annual survey of the daily La Croix .
The media are considered as little or not independent (95%), influenced by their owners (88%), advertisers (81%) while freedom of expression tends to deteriorate in France (85%).
Journalists are ranked on the left (47%) or very left (39%) and are considered distant from realities (89%); their lack of ideological pluralism undermines their independence (60%).
The Internet is the most independent media (94%) and the most respectful of freedom of expression (75%). To respond to the crisis in the print media, it is necessary to improve its content (13%) and (that the ideological range of journalists is more pluralistic (82%).
In total the results of surveys of professional institutes whether Cevipof or Sofres for La Croix are corroborated: the gap widens between the traditional media and the journalists who produce them and on the other hand the readers, listeners and viewers. Another sign to ponder, we will have the opportunity to come back.