U.S. newspapers hacked 5,900 jobs from their newsrooms last year, the largest round of print journalism job reductions since the American Society of News Editors started counting in 1978. The cuts, representing 11.3 per cent of the workforce, left about 46,700 journalists still working in U.S. newsrooms, down from a peak of 56,900 in 1990.

U.S. newspapers hacked 5,900 jobs from their newsrooms last year, the largest round of print journalism job reductions since the American Society of News Editors started counting in 1978. The cuts, representing 11.3 per cent of the workforce, left about 46,700 journalists still working in U.S. newsrooms, down from a peak of 56,900 in 1990.

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