Newsroom employment at digital outlets rose 82% from 2008 to 2018, but newspaper jobs fell by about half. Above, the BuzzFeed News team working at the company’s New York City headquarters in December 2018. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
America’s newsrooms are changing in important ways. Mergers, closures and layoffs have affected a variety of media organizations – especially newspapers – and these trends are reshaping the nation’s media landscape.
Here are nine charts on the state of newsroom employment in the United States today:
1Newsroom employment in the U.S. dropped by 25% over the past decade. In 2008, about 114,000 newsroom employees – reporters, editors, photographers and videographers – worked in five industries that produce news: newspaper, radio, broadcast television, cable and “other information services” (the best