America’s Shifting Statehouse Press. Pew Research Journalism Project. Jodi Enda et al. July 10, 2014.
Within America’s 50 state capitol buildings, 1,592 journalists inform the public about the actions and issues of state government, according to the report. Of those statehouse reporters, nearly half (741) are assigned there full time. While that averages out to 15 full-time reporters per state, the actual number varies widely, from a high of 53 in Texas to just two in South Dakota. The remaining 851 statehouse reporters cover the beat less than full time. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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