Newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall
Newsroom employees are more likely to be white and male than U.S. workers overall. There are signs, though, of a turning tide: Younger newsroom employees show greater racial, ethnic and gender diversity than their older colleagues, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017
Newspaper layoffs have far from abated in the past year, and digital-native news outlets are also suffering losses. At least 36% of the largest U.S. newspapers and at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018.
Crowdfunding enables diverse new frontier for journalism projects
Though the revenue involved and amount of content produced are nowhere near what comes through the more mainstream media, crowdfunding can help bring to reality work that might otherwise not see the light of day.
Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized
There are more niche news outlet reporters than daily newspaper reporters on Capitol Hill. In the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered niche reporters by more than two-to-one.
In the news industry, diversity is lowest at smaller outlets
Minorities are still underrepresented at U.S. news organizations, especially when it comes to the places that would-be journalists traditionally try to break into the business: smaller local TV and newspaper outlets.
Why a mobile news startup couldn’t survive in a mobile news world
Circa is the latest casualty of a fragile digital news scene that is by no means immune to the risks facing startups in general.
The declining value of U.S. newspapers
Over the past two decades, major newspapers across the country have seen a recurring cycle of ownership changes and steep declines in value.
Local News in a Digital Age
In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.
How Investigative Journalists View Surveillance and Digital Security
U.S.-based members of Investigative Reporters & Editors were asked to share their thoughts and experiences on how electronic surveillance and hacking have influenced their work or journalism as a whole.
Investigative Journalists & Digital Security
Two-thirds (64%) of IRE journalists believe the U.S. government has probably collected data on their communications.