Newspaper Research Journal
Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
The 1,328 newspaper journalists responding to a national study place "inept managers" atop a list of reasons they think the industry is losing talent. "Bad managers have disillusioned more journalists than I can count," one reporter said, "and I don't see the industry doing anything about it."
Edward C. Pease “Blaming the Boss: Newsroom Professionals See Managers as Public Enemy No. 1.” Newspaper Research Journal 12 (2): 2-21. (Spring 1991).