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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 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment for reporters and correspondents at broadcast organizations is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers, although opportunities for foreign correspondents will not be as strong. Opportunities may be slightly better at online news organizations, 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.