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Newsroom employment has dropped by 25 percent in last decade: analysis

(The Hill) - Job losses at newspapers is the driving force behind an overall continued decline in newsroom employment, according to an analysis of new survey data released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday.

The data, collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that from 2008 to 2018, newsroom employment in the U.S. was cut by 25 percent. The overall number of employees in newspaper, radio, broadcast television, cable, and other information declined from about 114,000 in 2008 to 86,000 in 2018.

The newspaper sector saw the biggest drop in employees.

In 2008, there were approximately 71,000 employees working at U.S. newspapers. In 2018, that number was just 38,000, a decrease of 47 percent.... continues.

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