March 13, 2006

Newspaper Newsroom Work Force

Total Newsroom Work Force Number of Minorities in Workforce
1977 43000 1700
1978 45000 1900
1979 47000 2300
1980 45500 2400
1981 49000 2700
1982 50000 2800
1983 50400 2900
1984 53800 3100
1985 54000 3400
1986 54700 3600
1987 55300 3900
1988 56200 4200
1989 56900 4500
1990 55700 4900
1991 54500 5100
1992 53600 5500
1993 53700 5600
1994 53800 5900
1995 55000 6100
1996 54000 6100

In contrast with such media as weekly news magazines and network news, newspapers have built their news staffs since the 1980s. But that began to change in 2000. The number of minorities, however, has risen.