Time Inc.’s troubles are emblematic of the economic challenges facing the consumer magazine industry.
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.
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.
Media companies have dramatically expanding their local television holdings in recent years. Five companies own one-third of the about 1,400 local TV stations in the country.
While the digital ad pie is growing, the numbers show that news organizations are competing for an increasingly smaller share of those dollars.
News audiences are watching more digital news video than ever before and newsrooms are investing in creating more video content.
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.
The sources of the estimated $63-$65 billion dollars supporting print, online and broadcast news has shifted, with advertising dollars declining and audience payments, in the form of subscriptions, for example, comprising a bigger share.
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