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Employment of reporters and correspondents, including sportswriters, is projected to decline slowly through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This decline is due to industry consolidations, a drop in advertising revenue leading to layoffs, and other factors. Most job openings will arise from the need to replace workers who retire or move into other lines of work. Publications increasing their Internet presence may create opportunities for those working as online sportswriters.