Newspaper Job Cuts Hit Photographers Hardest, Pew Research Says

In an article published yesterday by the Pew Research Center, writer Monica Anderson noted that photographers and other visual journalists have borne the brunt of newspaper layoffs from 2000-2012.

Basing her findings on newsroom census data released by the American Society of News Editors, Anderson wrote that “The ranks of photographers, artists and videographers have been trimmed by nearly half (43%)—from 6,171 in 2000 to 3,493 in 2012.” By comparison, the number of full-time writers and reporters fell only 32%, and editor and producer jobs by only 27%.

Related: Chicago Sun-Times Eliminates Photo Staff

Via Poynter

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2 Responses to “Newspaper Job Cuts Hit Photographers Hardest, Pew Research Says”

  1. Dean Forbes Says:

    The choice of the word “only” does injustice to the hard facts and cruel nature of these significant job losses. Fell “only” 32% and fell “only” 27%?

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