SURVEY: Are you a news veteran?

VIA Professor Scott Reinardy:

As a University of Kansas Professor I’ve conducted research of “newsroom survivors” for more than 12 years. Now, I’m conducting research among those who have left newspapers. It’s part of an international study that examines journalists throughout the world. Here’s the pitch:

In an effort to better understand the changing media landscape, University of Kansas researchers are studying the career paths of U.S. newspaper journalists who have lost their jobs. If you were laid off, accepted a buyout, retired or left the newspaper on your own terms, you are eligible for the study. If you continue to work in newspaper journalism even after losing a job at some point, you are eligible for the study.

This is part of an international study that has included journalists from Australia, Canada, Finland, Indonesia, Netherlands, South Africa, Germany and Brazil.

Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the following survey. We want to know how you have adapted to your professional life after losing your newspaper job. The survey is voluntary and confidential. Results cannot be attributed to a specific individual unless the individual chooses to reveal himself or herself. You also can refuse to answer any question.

To participate in the survey, please click this link:

https://kansasedu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHG5jAuNejtdgih

Please note that with internet communications, through intent or accident someone other than the intended recipient may see your responses. However, we make every effort to keep your response confidential. Completion of the survey indicates your willingness to participate in this project and that you are at least age 18.

The content of the questionnaires should cause no more discomfort than you would experience in your everyday life. Although participation may not benefit you directly, we believe that the information obtained from this study will help us gain a better understanding of how newspaper journalists have adapted following a career change.

If you have questions, please contact University of Kansas Professor Scott Reinardy at reinardy@ku.edu.

If you have any additional questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at (785) 864-7429 or email irb@ku.edu.

After answering a question, please do not use the back button.

Thank you for your participation.

Respectfully,

Scott Reinardy, Ph.D.
Professor
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
University of Kansas
School of Journalism and Mass Communications

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