Professor Funabiki Discusses Layoffs in Bay Area Media

Friday, February 09, 2018
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KALW-FM (SAN FRANCISCO) -- KALW's Ben Trefny reached Jon Funabiki, professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University and executive director of Renaissance Journalism, to talk about what’s happening.

“Even with these cutbacks, the Bay Area News Group says they have 150 journalists in the Bay Area and they will still be able to cover the news,” Funabiki says. “But just a decade ago the San Jose Mercury all by itself had 400 reporters and photographers. That’s a huge drop.”