June 8, 2016

African American news media: Blacks as a percentage of overall newspaper employment (2016)

Year Total workforce Total black workers % of black workers
2003 54,194 2,938 5.4%
2004 53,134 2,985 5.6%
2005 53,561 2,950 5.5%
2006 55,045 2,900 5.3%
2007 52,598 2,790 5.3%
2008 46,670 2,412 5.2%
2009 41,419 2,029 4.9%
2010 41,609 1,949 4.7%
2011 40,566 1,866 4.6%
2012 37,982 1,790 4.7%
2013 36,722 1,754 4.8%
2014 32,900 1,560 4.7%

Source: American Society of News Editors.
“State of the News Media 2016”

Pew Research Center