Newsroom jobs in print media dropped 45% in the most recent ten years

Newsroom jobs in print media dropped 45% in the most recent ten years

Newspapers lost 32,000 such jobs in the period 2008-2017. That was only slightly offset by a gain of 6,000 such jobs in digital media.

3 thoughts on “Newsroom jobs in print media dropped 45% in the most recent ten years

  1. And yet many newspapers still insist on paying the big bucks to useless commentators like David Brooks rather than pay for investigation journalism or even basic journalism.

    1. And for only the second time this year, AdamT, you and I actually agree. I would go so far as to say that basic journalism and investigative journalism are both either dead or dying. Basic grammar, spelling and sentence construction certainly are.

      It is easier to have columnists and writers who will put forth “news” that agrees with the publication’s political view rather than what may be the actual facts.

  2. This is not a recent event. I worked in broadcasting 20 years ago and our basic operations consisted of rewriting official press releases and reading them on the air. No one ever bothered to get alternative viewpoints or talk to other parties involved. If the police arrested someone that’s what you wrote. You didn’t go and talk to the family to find out their side. Laziness abounds.

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