Today’s Washington Press Corps More Digital, Specialized. Pew Research Center. December 3, 2015.
The story of who is covering federal government is a striking illustration of the shifting power dynamics within American journalism at large. Reporters for niche outlets, some of which offer highly specialized information services at premium subscription rates, now fill more seats in the U.S. Senate Press Gallery than do daily newspaper reporters. As recently as the late 1990s, daily newspaper staff outnumbered such journalists by more than two-to-one. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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