Journalists Rely On Food Banks, Part-Time Jobs To Make Ends Meet
Media Post, an online advertising publication, sadly reported today that newsroom job cuts recently reached the highest levels since the last recession 10 years ago.
The journalism business is so bad that many writers say they are now depending on local food banks to feed their families. Many have second jobs to supplement their incomes.
Pew Research Center reported that newspapers “shed almost one-quarter of their employees from 2008 to 2017, and that was before the loss of 3,000 jobs announced so far this year. The closure of 1,800 newspapers in the past 15 years has meant that half of U.S. counties are lucky if they have one newspaper.”
It’s amazing to me that one of the most important professions in the world is slowly shrinking to nothing.
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So maybe send a box of ramen with your next press release!