Last year was a bad one for newspaper staffs.
A full 31% of papers with Sunday circulations of 50,000 or more experienced layoffs, and 11% had multiple rounds, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.
In contrast, 27% of papers saw layoffs in 2019, up from 18% in 2019. And many of them took hits.
The largest papers — those with Sunday circ of 250,000 or more — were the hardest hit, with 55% suffering staff cuts. The year before, the pain was roughly similar across groups.
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