Digital Journalism and the Challenges of Managing a 21st Century Newsroom Workforce

This project examines the changing composition of newsroom workforces by analyzing the work histories, educational backgrounds, and employee skillsets of newsroom employees. The results of this study will provide publishers and managing editors with specific recommendations regarding recruiting strategies, target skills, and educational backgrounds that will complement existing newsroom workforces. We areĀ focusing on profiling news organizations by examining: (a) the general culture of the organization and the associated product, and (b) the composition of the workforce within the organization.

This project is supported by generous funding from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.