As government gets bigger, there are fewer reporters in D.C. to cover it

Washington Post | Journalism.org
Thirty-two newspapers had their own Washington bureaus last year — fewer than half the number of the mid-1980s. Time and Newsweek have 14 and 20 staffers in D.C., respectively, a decline of more than half during the same period. The three broadcast networks had 51 journalists in Washington early last year — down from 110 in 1985 — and that was before the latest cutbacks. || Read the report.

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