Index

By: Victoria Capraro


  • Number of American adults who consume some form of news online, out of 10: 9
  • Percentage of female-identified New York Times staffers: 51%
  • Average Kickstarter donation made to Commune, the Socialist “magazine for a new era of revolution”: $50
  • Amount raised in Refinery29’s investor fundraising: $125,400,000
  • Percentage of readers who access Quartz on their mobile devices: 70%
  • Frieze’s online growth in the past year: 85%
  • Approximate increase in website visitors: 250,000
  • Number of visitors to the Frieze art fair in 2017: 84,000
  • Years Harper’s magazine has been in print: 151
  • Years Harper’s magazine has been online: 12
  • Average monthly student loan payment (among those not in deferment): $393
  • Salary paid to Harper’s full-time interns: $0
  • Advertising revenue from online banner ads across the top ten media companies in 2017: $18 billion
  • How much of a revenue increase that is from 2016: 24%
  • How much revenue increase came from multimedia ads: 48%
  • From video ads: 36%
  • Median wage for digital media employees in 2017, via the Pew Research Center: $60,000
  • For newspaper editors: $49,000
  • For newspaper journalists: $34,000
  • Average circulation for the top 20 U.S. alt-weekly papers: 55,000
  • Journalists at daily newspapers that were people of color in 2017: 16.6%
  • Percentage of people laid off from Laura Poitras and Green Greenwald’s company First Look media in March 2019: 4%
  • Year Laura Poitras graduated from The New School for Social Research: 1996
  • Estimated number of media employees who have been laid off so far in 2019: 2,400
  • Estimated number of publishing jobs eliminated between 2014 and 2017: 5,000
  • Number of media company unions formed so far in 2019, according to Axios: 9

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