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.
5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms
Despite revenue from political ads and fees paid by cable and other companies to carry their programming, the picture for local TV newsrooms is a mixed one.
How statehouse reporting power compares with a state’s population
State population is one key indicator of the size of a statehouse press corps.
At the statehouse, ideological press tries to fill a void in news coverage
When the bottom fell out of the news industry during the recession, many newspapers cut their reporting power in statehouse press rooms.
5 facts about alternative weeklies
This week’s 37th annual convention of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia comes at a time of challenge and turmoil in the “alt weekly” world. Here are 5 facts about trends in the industry.
America’s Shifting Statehouse Press
A new study finds 1,592 journalists reporting from U.S. statehouses where the ranks of newspaper reporters have shrunk, the number of journalists at nontraditional outlets has grown and observers worry about the quality of coverage.
Small digital news sites: young, lean and local
A new Pew Research Center State of the News Media analysis finds that the growing digital news world is largely comprised of hundreds of smaller sites, often local in scope, that are working to fill gaps left by legacy reporting cuts.
At newspapers, photographers feel the brunt of job cuts
Photographers, along with other visual journalists, represent the category of newsroom staffers hit hardest by the rounds of job cuts.
Communication grads give their alma maters mostly good grades
While undergraduate enrollment in journalism and mass communication programs declined last year, most journalism school graduates gave positive marks to the schools they attended, with one notable exception.
Local TV newsrooms in 2012: Bigger budgets, smaller staffs
The latest data on local television economics offers mixed messages: increasing revenue from news programming but cuts in newsroom budgets.