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Photo: Kevin Schafer/Contributor/Getty Images

Over nine years, newsrooms shrank by 23%, according to a recent Pew Research survey.

Why it matters: The media landscape is changing, as employment from newspapers drop and digital media employment grows.

By the numbers:
  • 27,000 newsroom jobs were lost between 2008 and 2017.
  • Newspaper employment dropped by 45% in the same period, decreasing from 71,000 jobs to 39,000.
  • There was a 79% increase in digital-native newsroom employment from 2008-2017, growing from 7,400 workers to around 13,000.
  • Cable television employment was relatively stable, sitting at 28,000 since 2008.
  • There was a 27% decrease in radio broadcasting employment, dropping from 4,600 to 3,300 workers.
  • Across all newsrooms, reporters made up the bulk (45-50%) of employment since 2008.

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Moderna to file for FDA emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

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Moderna announced that it plans to file with the FDA Monday for an emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine, which the company said has an efficacy rate of 94.1%.

Why it matters: Moderna will become the second company to file for a vaccine EUA after Pfizer did the same earlier this month, potentially paving the way for the U.S. to have two COVID-19 vaccines in distribution by the end of the year. The company said its vaccine has a 100% efficacy rate against severe COVID cases.

The social media addiction bubble

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Right now, everyone from Senate leaders to the makers of Netflix's popular "Social Dilemma" is promoting the idea that Facebook is addictive.

Yes, but: Human beings have raised fears about the addictive nature of every new media technology since the 18th century brought us the novel, yet the species has always seemed to recover its balance once the initial infatuation wears off.

Young people's next big COVID test

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Young, healthy people will be at the back of the line for coronavirus vaccines, and they'll have to maintain their sense of urgency as they wait their turn — otherwise, vaccinations won't be as effective in bringing the pandemic to a close.

The big picture: "It’s great young people are anticipating the vaccine," said Jewel Mullen, associate dean for health equity at the University of Texas. But the prospect of that enthusiasm waning is "a cause for concern," she said.