Recently, major companies have had no choice but to downsize to save money. Google recently announced it would cut approximately 12,000 jobs, and Meta began laying off around 11,000 employees as early as November of 2022.
Media and journalism companies are no exception to the rule. In fact, according to Pew Research, newsroom employment has fallen 26% since 2008. To make matters worse, according to Google Trends, the term journalism has had a steady decline as a search term since 2004.
Amy Prezant, a content strategy editor at the Miami Herald, has worked in the industry for over 25 years. It is — in some ways — her job to try and slow this trend. Listen to this interview of her.