RTDNA: Newsroom Employment Rises

Total local TV news employment rose by 1.1% in 2014, adding 300 people, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey. That puts total TV news staffing at 27,600. And that puts the year in third place in overall local TV news employment behind 2012 and 2000. Generally, TV newsrooms keep growing in size, but there aren’t as many of them as in past years. The 2014 growth didn’t completely make up the 400 jobs lost in 2013, but it covers most of them.