The number of newspaper newsroom employees dropped by 47% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Pew Research Center’s annual “State of the News Media” report.
Conversely, the number of digital-native newsroom employees increased by 82% since 2008, from about 7,400 workers to about 13,500 in 2018.
However, this increase of roughly 6,100 total jobs does not offset the loss of about 33,000 newspaper newsroom jobs during the same 10-year period.
Newsroom employment in the U.S. dropped by 25% from 2008 to 2018, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics survey data.
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