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April 21, 2009

More Bloggers Than Firefighters?

The question everyone's asking as layoffs accelerate at news organizations is how journalists will be able to make a living. Maybe blogging?

In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers, firefighters or even bartenders.

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The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work ,and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income. That's almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click -- whether on their site or someone else's.
April 21, 2009 3:20 AM | | Comments (1)

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It should be noted that the estimates that Penn uses for blogging income are incredibly silly...

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