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SF Journos Attest to Layoffs, Downsizing Over Past Decade

The job churn among professional journalists in the San Francisco Bay Area has been dramatically documented by a new San Francisco Peninsula Press Club survey. According to the San Francisco Business Times, the survey found that 44.7 percent of the 700-plus journalists surveyed had been “laid off, accepted a buyout or voluntarily left their job during a period of downsizing during the past 10 years.”

Despite that figure, most of the journalists surveyed—more than 70 percent—say they’ve stayed in the field. Fifteen percent have moved on to fields besides journalism.

More than 20 percent said they didn’t want for work over the past decade, while one in four said they were without work or unemployed for a year or less.

Check out the full survey.

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