The media landscape continues to face severe challenges, exemplified by The Washington Post’s decision to cut 10% of its staff, indicating a substantial financial loss exceeding $100 million this year. The broader trend is evident as over 25% of all U.S. newspapers (daily and weekly) folded in the past 15 years.
Newspaper advertising revenue mirrored the decline, plummeting by 25% from 2019 to 2020. A noteworthy shift is the fact that 42 out of the 100 largest U.S. newspapers no longer publish on a daily basis. The decline is pervasive across legacy corporate news media, both digital and print, with Vice announcing a 10% reduction in its workforce. This comes on the heels of a substantial downsizing from over 3,000 staffers at its peak to around 1,000, highlighting the ongoing challenges that media outlets face in a changing landscape.
The Washington Post also announced they are cutting 10% of their staff. It is estimated that they are losing over $100 million this year.
More than a 25% of all U.S. newspapers (daily and weekly) have folded over the past 15 years.
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