I never get used to it: the layoffs and buyouts, the shrinking of newsrooms, the doing of more and more with less and less. You’d think, as someone who’s covered the media for nearly four years, that I would have by now.
The American Society of News Editors annual newsroom census, released this morning, found that job losses accelerated in 2014, falling by more than 10 percent in a single year.
The net job loss of 3,800 brings the total number of news professionals to 32,900 -- with additional losses clearly taking place so far in 2015. That total is down just over 40 per cent from a pre-recession peak of 55,000 in 2006.