Today, Muck Rack published the State of Journalism 2021, a study of over 2,400 journalists about topics ranging from reporting during COVID-19 to preferences for working with PR professionals.
Journalists are busier than ever before:
- 94% of journalists say that some, most or all of their reporting has pivoted to angles related to COVID-19.
- While 19% of journalists say they have less work in general, 23% say they have a larger workload due to the layoffs and furloughs of others where they work.
- The average journalist covers 3 or more beats.