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!

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