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The RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey is the most widely-cited research in the field.  The most recent data can be found at the RTDNA website -- some of which is available only to members.  One year old data (and older) is available here.

News director profile - 2015

Technology in radio & TV news - 2015

Changing coverage in local news - 2015


A mixed picture for minorities, women up - 2015


TV salaries up, radio down - 2015


The latest moves in social media - 2015


New online for TV & radio - 2015


The business of news - 2015

Number of TV stations originating news slides back - 2015


TV news employment up, not radio - 2015


News director profile - 2014


How broadcast companies and news directors see the future - 2014


Good news for women & minorities - 2014


A mixed picture on TV & radio news salaries - 2014


The latest moves in social media - 2014


New online in radio & TV - 2014

Evolving TV news business and new technology - 2014

TV stations originating news goes up - 2014


Slight changes in TV & radio news employment - 2014


Little change for women and minorities - 2013


Salaries fall in TV, stagnant in radio - 2013


Social media continues to expand - 2013


What's new online in TV & radio - 2013


Evolving TV news business & technology - 2013


Amount of news mostly steady - 2013


TV & radio news employment stagnant - 2013


Minorities & women mostly up in TV & radio - 2012


TV & radio salaries barely edge up - 2012


Social expands on radio & TV - 2012


The web as old media - 2012


Evolving TV news business - 2012


Record amount of news again - 2012


TV staffing soars but not radio - 2012


Minorities up but little change for women - 2011


Salaries up sharply - 2011


Social media and TV & radio - 2011


Increasing maturity on the web - 2011


The changing TV news business - 2011


A record amount of news - 2011


Staffing back up - 2011


Mixed results for women & minorities - 2010


News salaries stabilize - 2010


The changing business of TV & radio - 2010


TV staffing & news, part 2 - 2010


TV staffing & news, part 1 - 2010


Radio staffing & news - 2010


Women up but minorities down - 2009


Web sites continue to grow - 2009


TV &
 radio salaries - 2009

Radio staffing & news - 2009

TV staffing & news, part 2 - 2009


TV staffing & news, part 1 - 2009


The real story of TV news staffing - 2008


TV web sites continue growth ... not so radio - 2008

A mixed year for news salaries - 2008


Record numbers for women and minorities - 2008

News, staff & profit - 2007

Station websites grow bigger and mnore complex - 2007

Another bad year for salaries - 2007

Little movement among minorities - 2007

News, staff & profit - 2006

TV Websites Helping the Bottom Line - 2006

A bad year for salaries - 2006

A year of extremes - women & minorities - 2006

News, staff & profit - mixed messages - 2005

Moving forward again - station websites - 2005

Salaries increase ahead of inflation - 2005

Running in place - women & minorities - 2005

Solid growth in news & staff - 2004

Web holding pattern - 2004

Salaries soar - 2004

Minority numbers up - 2004

On the road to recovery - news & staff - 2003

A tangled web - 2003

Salaries slide backwards - 2003

Mixed results - again - for women & minorities - 2003

Recession shrinks TV news staff - 2002

Surviving the times online - 2002

Salary numbers - 2002

Mixed results for women & minorities - 2002

News, staff & making money - 2001

Making the web work - 2001

Getting more money - salaries - 2001

Diversity - women & minorities - 2001

News & staff - 2000

Stretching the news dollar - profit - 2000

Salaries - 2000

Women & Minorities - 2000

Size of news & staff - 1999

The business of news - 1999

Paying costly dues - salaries - 1999

Women & Minorities - 1999

News & Staff - 1998


Profitability - 1998

Salaries - 1998

Women & Minorities - 1998

News & Staff - 1997

Profitability - 1997

Salaries - 1997

Women & Minorities - 1997

News & Staff - 1996

Profitability, pt. 1 - 1996

Profitability, pt. 2 - 1996

Salaries - 1996

Women & Minorities - 1996

Profitability - 1995

Salaries - 1995

Women & Minorities - 1995











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