The 2009 Diversity Census released last week by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) showed that 175 Latino journalists at daily newspapers lost their jobs. The number is significantly larger when the previous 2 years are added to the mix. Almost 500 Latino journalists are out of daily newspaper newsrooms since 2006.
The 2006 ASNE census counted 2,409 Latino journalists in newspaper newsrooms. That number dropped to 1,912 at the end of 2009.