The number of journalists working at U.S. newspapers today is at the lowest point since the American Society of News Editors began its annual newsroom census in 1978, according to the blog Reflections of a Newsosourwhich is written by a veteran media executive.
It says that in the US newspapers now employ 40,600 editors and reporters vs. a peak of 56,900 in the pre-Internet year of 1990, according to the census released on Wednesday (April 4) . Thus, newsroom headcount has fallen by 28.6% from its modern-day high.
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