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US newspaper woes deepened in pandemic year: survey

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Washington (AFP) – The troubled US newspaper sector cut thousands more jobs as circulation losses extended in a pandemic year, but saw some positive signs with growth in digital readers, a Pew Research Center report showed Tuesday. As part of its annual assessment of the media, Pew researchers found losses of some 12 percent of newsroom jobs, or some 4,000 reporters, editors or photographers in 2020, to bring total employment to 30,820 at the end of the year. Weekday print circulation decreased 19 percent and Sunday print circulation fell 14 percent, Pew said. A bright spot may be that newspap…

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