Friday, October 25, 2019

Pew Research: NYC Is Media's Newsroom Capital

Pew Research Center just published a new analysis finding that New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. are home to a disproportionately large share of the nation’s newsroom employees.

Based on an examination of U.S. Census Bureau data covering the period from 2013 to 2017, the analysis finds New York, at 12%, has the greatest share of all U.S. newsroom employees – those who work as reporters, editors, photographers and videographers in the newspaper, broadcasting and internet publishing industries.

This is more than twice the share living in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., metro areas, which are each home to 5% of the nation’s newsroom employees.

Among the 10 largest U.S. metro areas by total population, only New York and Washington are home to larger shares of the nation’s newsroom employees than of U.S. workers.

Newsroom employees are more likely than all U.S. workers to live in the Northeast. Roughly a quarter (24%) of all newsroom employees work in this region, compared with 18% of workers overall. They are less likely to live in the South: A third of newsroom employees live in the South, compared with 37% of workers overall. About the same share of newsroom employees and all workers live in the West (22% vs. 23%) and Midwest (20% vs. 22%).

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