Newsrooms, pictured in our imaginations and popular culture as bustling floors of ringing phones and shouting editors, aren’t as busy anymore.
A recent Pew analysis found a 25% decline in newsroom employees, driven by a loss of jobs in the newspaper industry. And while digital-native outlets are expanding, they aren’t adding enough newsroom positions to make up for that loss. Television newsroom employees, however, are a growing group.
What’s it mean? For industries like public relations, it changes the nature of media outreach. For the public, it’s another sign that an industry that works for their benefit is fading.