From an article in American Journalism Review:
who cover state government, its first since 2003, and found a
staggering loss of reporting firepower at America's state capitols.
The tally found only 355 full-time newspaper reporters at the
nation's state capitols, a 32 percent decrease from just six years ago.
It discovered that 44 statehouses have fewer full-time reporters than
they did six years ago. The number of full-time reporters remained the
same in four states and increased modestly in two.
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(HT: Laura Leslie)