The growing pay gap between journalism and public relations
The salary gap between public relations specialists and news reporters has widened over the past decade – to almost $20,000 a year.
As news business takes a hit, the number of black journalists declines
The number of black journalists working at U.S. daily newspapers has dropped 40% since 1997. That represents a loss of almost 1,200 journalists — from 2,946 in 1997 to 1,754 in 2013.
ASNE: Two-thirds of U.S. newspapers employ women in top editing jobs
This year marks the first time that ASNE has tried to identify women in the very top tier of newspaper leadership.
5 key takeaways from our census of statehouse reporters
To inform citizens about what is happening in America’s 50 statehouses, there are currently 1,592 journalists assigned to cover their workings, according to a new Pew Research report.
As the New York Times’ first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority
The ascension of Dean Baquet—the first African-American to run the paper’s newsroom—has renewed the focus on minority hiring in the news industry.
As Jill Abramson exits the NY Times, a look at how women are faring in newsrooms
In the past 15 years, the percentage of women who work in newspaper newsrooms has barely budged. Women made up 36% of all newspaper staff in 2012, a slight decline from 37% in 1998.
Net neutrality: A made-for-web debate
The complex issue of net neutrality is not likely to be dinner conversation for many in the U.S. Still, the Federal Communications Commission vote expected today could dramatically impact the flow of digital content Americans receive, not to mention the bottom line for many major U.S. technology and content companies. So, where could the public […]
In print, newspapers cut opinion
A growing number of dailies have reduced the amount of newsprint they devote to editorials and commentary, a departure from tradition that has gone largely unnoticed outside the affected communities.
What’s Behind the Washington Post Sale?
What does the sale of The Washington Post say about the economics of the paper and the continuing struggles of the newspaper industry? A look at key trends.
Respect for journalists’ contributions has fallen significantly in recent years
About three-in-ten Americans say journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being, a 10-percentage-point drop from four years ago.