Evening Headlines — 7/11/13

Pew Study: Fewer Americans Think Journalists Contribute to Society
The Pew Research Center asked Americans to rate certain professions by their perceived contribution to society. While the military ranked highest with more than three-quarters of Americans (78%) saying they think the Armed Forces contribute “a lot” to society, journalists came in near the bottom with just 28% saying the press contribute “a lot.” That number is down 10% from 2009, when 38% of Americans viewed journalists positively. [TVSpy]

A New 'View': 15 Possible Panelists to Fill the Empty Seats
Hasselbeck is out the door, Behar will soon join her and Walters' long goodbye has already begun. Unless ABC wants to devote an hour to Whoopi and Sherri staring each other down, "The View" is about to go on a hiring spree. From the likely (Jenny McCarthy, Brooke Shields) to the slightly absurd (Sarah Silverman, Jane Fonda), here are some top candidates. [THR]

Tribune Spinoff Sounds Death Knell for TV-Print Synergy
You can’t hurry love. And you can’t force synergy. Tribune’s long-awaited decision to spin off its newspaper holdings and bet squarely on television pounds a final nail in the coffin of the rationale underlying the Times Mirror-Tribune merger back in 2000. [Variety]

NPR Facing Another Year in the Red
For a second consecutive year, NPR is expected to close the books on its fiscal year ending September 30 in the red.  After a $6 million loss in 2012, a similarly-sized deficit is shaping up for 2013.  CEO Gary Knell tells the Wall Street Journal he’s under a mandate from the NPR board to return the public radio network to break-even by the end of fiscal 2015. [Inside Radio]

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