Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Sad, undeniable numbers
There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Job losses at newspapers are astounding.
271,800 jobs have been lost since 1990. That’s 59.7% of the 1989 total.
Magazines lost 36% of its jobs. Radio lost 27%.
Internet publishing and broadcasting rose from 30,000 to 198,000.
At the BJ, there were 250 in the newsroom when I retired in 1996. Today, there are fewer than 60. That’s a 76% job loss!
To read the report, click on https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-newspaper-industry-hollowed-job-losses-190549050.html