If you work at a U.S. newspaper and didn’t have layoffs in the last two years, consider yourself lucky.
A new Pew Research Center analysis of articles about newspaper job cuts found that about a quarter of papers with Sunday circulation averaging 50,000 or more faced layoffs in 2018. That’s fewer papers than experienced this in 2017, but the papers in 2018 saw multiple rounds of layoffs.
The number of papers that could even cross the 50,000-circulation on Sundays threshold dropped from 110 to 97 from 2018 to 2017.
Pew’s Elizabeth Grieco explained the findings: “The specific papers with 50,000 or more Sunday circulation can var
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