Newspaper newsrooms suffer biggest cuts since 2007-2008

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A report released Tuesday brought more grim news for the already beleaguered newspaper business.

The annual census from the American Society of News Editors showed that newsroom employment dipped 10.4 percent in 2014. That calculates to a loss of 3,800 fulltime editorial jobs.

The census said that the number of full-time journalists at nearly 1,400 daily newspapers in the United States dipped from 36,700 in 2013 to 32,900 in 2014.

According to Rick Edmonds, a researcher and writer at the Poynter Institute, that represents the largest single-year drop since the newspaper industry saw more than 10,000 job losses between 2007 and 2008.

The industry's struggles are well-documented. The harsh economics of print media, coupled with the rise of digital outlets, has prompted job cuts in newsrooms across America. Those realities have affected newspapers, as well as magazines.

Earlier this month, the Washington-based National Journal announced that it would suspend publication of its print magazine.

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