Steve Waldman: Let’s Strengthen Local Reporting by 50,000 New Journalists

From a story on by Steve Waldman headlined “Let’s strengthen local reporting by 50,000 new journalists”:

In 2004, the number of newspaper newsroom staff topped 71,000. Since then, it has declined by more than half. If we want to make up that loss, we’d need to add back about 41,000 newsroom staff.