Why are newsrooms downsizing? An interview with Amy Prezant

Recently, major companies have had no choice but to downsize to save money. Google recently announced it would cut approximately 12,000 jobs, and Meta began laying off around 11,000 employees as early as November of 2022.

Media and journalism companies are no exception to the rule. In fact, according to Pew Research, newsroom employment has fallen 26% since 2008. To make matters worse, according to Google Trends, the term journalism has had a steady decline as a search term since 2004.

Amy Prezant, a content strategy editor at the Miami Herald, has worked in the industry for over 25 years. It is — in some ways — her job to try and slow this trend. Listen to this interview of her.

Myles Devine is an African American student studying digital communications and media at FIU. His hobbies include photography and astronomy, which he hopes to incorporate throughout his career in the media industry.