Media Relations Study: Number of working journalists falling fast According to the Pew Research Center, the number of reporters declined from more than 54,000 a decade ago to around 38,000 in 2012. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenApril 17, 2014 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content It’s pretty clear though—the number of reporters has declined, and looks like it will continue to do so. From The Huffington Post: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.