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Newsrooms have made 11,027 cuts so far in 2020 compared to 4,087 in the first half of 2019, according to the firm.
"Newsrooms have had a rough few years, as revenues declined and consolidation in the industry decimated news teams. Coupled with a hostile environment for many journalists, news has become an increasingly difficult career path," Andrew Challenger, senior vice president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said in a statement.
Newsroom job cuts are at the highest level for the first half of the year since the firm started tracking them in 2003. Newsrooms announced more than 14,000 cuts in 2008, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.