ASNE confirms with hard numbers the bleakness that was 2008. Newsroom employment dropped 11.3% to 46,700. It's the biggest decline since the organization started its census survey in 1978. I shutter to think about the numbers for 2009.
ASNE reported the salad days for newsroom employment was in 1990 -- the peak year -- with 56,900 newsroom jobs.
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