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Pew: Online news organizations have created 5,000 jobs
March 26th, 2014
12:30 AM ET

Pew: Online news organizations have created 5,000 jobs

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

How many reporting jobs have new online news organizations created?

Pew Research Center has tried to put a number on it: 5,000.

The center's annual State of the News Media report, released on Wednesday, includes a first-of-its-kind tally of jobs at 30 big websites, like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post, and 438 smaller startups.

"In a significant shift in the editorial ecosystem, most of these jobs have been created in the past half dozen years, and many have materialized within the last year alone," write the authors of the 2014 report, who credit the startups with bringing "a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time."

Read more of Brian's article online here. 

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