And the survey says

A recent survey by the American Society of Newspaper Editors shows that dailies are significantly cutting back on newsroom positions.

U.S. daily newspapers shrank their newsrooms by 2,400 journalists in the past year, a 4.4% workforce decrease that’s the biggest year-over-year cut in ranks since the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) began conducting its annual census 30 years ago.  ASNE said 52,600 people work full-time in daily newspaper newsrooms — a number that has not been that low since 1984.”

The study also includes information of interest regarding how these cutbacks are affecting minority representation in the field.

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