The Real Reason For The Media Bubble

“Today, 73 percent of all internet publishing jobs are concentrated in either the Boston-New York-Washington-Richmond corridor or the West Coast crescent that runs from Seattle to San Diego and on to Phoenix. The Chicagoland area, a traditional media center, captures 5 percent of the jobs, with a paltry 22 percent going to the rest of the country. And almost all the real growth of internet publishing is happening outside the heartland, in just a few urban counties, all places that voted for Clinton.”

There’s a media bubble in our country, but the reason for it isn’t what you think.

As this Politico article explains, the real reason for the media bubble is there are no journalism jobs in red states any more.

There’s some fascinating data here that demonstrates how the decline of newspapers across the country has led to the majority of journalism jobs shifting to the internet publishing — and the vast majority of internet publishing jobs are located in Democratic areas on the coasts.