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TV STATIONS ADD NEWS JOBS WHILE NEWSPAPERS CUT THEM

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the nation’s leading newspapers continued to cut jobs and outsource work during 2011, radio and TV news outlets appeared quite healthy, according to a study conducted by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and posted on the Poynter.com website. The average number of staffers in the newsrooms of television stations rose 4.3 percent in 2011, according to a study conducted by the RTDNA and Hofstra University. The report noted that many stations upped the number of hours of news it presented to 5.5, up from 4.5 a year earlier. “It is astounding,” Bob Papper, professor and chairman of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University, told the Associated Press. ‘What it tells you is the local TV business, for the most part, sees local news as more and more of its future.”