Thursday, May 11, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH FOR UNEMPLOYED KANSAS CITY NEWSIES!!!
This tragic bit of career news was sent our way special because the author knows about our penchant for reporting BAD NEWS regarding the last of the local "journalist" elite who have mostly been REPLACED by denizens of social media for better and worse . . .
Kansas City Journalist Salaries Fell 38% Over The Past Decade, While Rents Rose 3%
Here are some of the highlights:
- The number of journalists in the U.S. fell 22% over the past decade. In Kansas City, the number of journalists decreased 55% during the same period
- Since 2005, journalists' salaries fell 7% while rents rose 9%. In Kansas City, salaries grew 41% less than rents
- In 2015, there were ~230 reporters in the Kansas City metro, compared with ~510 ten years prior. Some smaller metros are left with as few as 40 journalists
The full report can be viewed at this link.