2015 ASNE newsroom census in the spotlight
We hope you saw our report on the 2015 ASNE Newsroom Employment Census that was released Tuesday. We also posted all the relevant numbers in 15 detailed tables. The census was in the spotlight as soon as we released the results and has received both national and international publicity through detailed analyses and social media.
Click on the headline for links to some of news stories about the 2015 ASNE census and its results.
Among the highlights was the relatively stable percentage of minorities in newsrooms at 12.76 percent despite the double-digit decline in overall newsroom employment. Also, similar to what we found in last year's census, 63 percent of U.S. daily newspapers have at least one woman among their top three editors.
This year's census was made possible thanks to the funding provided by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. ASNE joined forces for the first time with The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University to collect and analyze the data.
"Annual census documents shrinking newsroom" (FIU News)
"Newspaper newsrooms suffer biggest cuts since 2007-2008" (CNN Money)
"Jobs in US newspaper newsrooms drop 10.4pc to 37-year low" (AP story picked up by The Australian)
"More bad news for US newspapers with jobs in decline" (AFP story picked up by Malay Mail Online)