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44.7% of Bay Area journalists hit by downsizing

A new survey finds that 44.7% of Bay Area journalists say they have been laid off, accepted a buyout or voluntarily left their job during a period of downsizing during the past 10 years.

More than 700 current and former Bay Area journalists participated in the survey, called the San Francisco Bay Area Journalist Census. The chart below shows how many of them lost their jobs by year.

The survey attempted to assess the job experiences of journalists. A couple of points from the summary:

Here’s a link to the summary. The entire 20MB survey can be downloaded here. Click “regular download” for a free download.

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