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Total Number of U.S. Statehouse Reporters Rises, but Fewer Are on the Beat Full Time


Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This report was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Arnold Ventures. It is the latest report in Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age, a research program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research
Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism Research
Elisa Shearer, Research Associate          
Mark Jurkowitz, Senior Writer                 
Kirsten Worden, Research Assistant
Naomi Forman-Katz, Research Assistant
Galen Stocking, Senior Computational Social Scientist
Sarah Naseer, Research Assistant
Emily Tomasik, Research Assistant
Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager, Religion Research      
Jeff Gottfried, Senior Researcher   
Jacob Liedke, Research Assistant  
Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer  
Nida Asheer, Communications Manager
Rachel Weisel, Senior Communications Manager
Andrew Grant, Communications Associate
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor     
Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer
Emma Goldstein, Temporary Data Assistant
Shane Savage, Temporary Data Assistant

This study benefited greatly from thoughtful comments and consultation with many individuals, including Alan Greenblatt, Angel Ellis, Annmarie Timmins, Austin Goss, Betsy Russell, Chad Blair, Chris Fitzsimon, Christopher Drew, Craig Fehrman, Dean Rhodes, Erin Murphy, Gary Warner, James Anderson, Janis Ware, Jason Thompson, Jeremy Turley, Jim Friedlich, Joe Sneve, Joseph O’Sullivan, Judith Bird, Laura Belin, Marianne Goodland, Mark Trahant, Mat Bahl, Michael Straub, Olivia Krauth, Paul DeMain, Sarah Flower, Sarah Gamard, Sterling Cosper, Steve Rogers, Noreen Gillespie, and Tami Graham.

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