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Tuesday June 07, 2016

More Americans Work For Online-Only Outlets Than Newspapers

It's official, more people work for online-only outlets than newspapers. You would have thought that this day would have come sooner considering the serious decline in the newspaper industry over the past decade, but I guess not.

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There are now more Americans working for online publishers and broadcasters than for newspapers, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment at online outlets first eclipsed newspapers in October 2015. As of March, there were 197,800 Americans working in the "internet publishing and broadcasting" sector versus 183,200 people working for U.S. newspapers.

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