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Consolidations, mergers, decreasing circulation, and increasing operating expenses have hindered the news industry, and employment at newspapers and magazines is expected to decline through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment is expected to be slightly better for reporters and correspondents at small local newspapers or television and radio stations, although opportunities for foreign correspondents will not be as strong. Online news organizations may offer some jobs for reporters and correspondents, but the pay is much lower than at traditional news organizations and positions are often part time. Reporters now compete with the natural flow of news via social media, which allows almost anyone anywhere to report about or comment on news events in real time.