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'Newspaper Reporter' Shows Up On 'Endangered Jobs' List

Young Scottish 'seavacuees', exiled to America for safety, eagerly catching up with news of the War in the 'Daily Mirror' aft
Young Scottish 'seavacuees', exiled to America for safety, eagerly catching up with news of the War in the 'Daily Mirror' after they have docked in the United States on the 'Cameronia'. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Are newspaper reporters about to go the way of the Siberian tiger or the California Condor?

The answer, sadly, is yes, if you believe a new report from job site CareerCast. The company posted a list of jobs it deemed the most "endangered" in 2014, and "newspaper reporter" made the cut, along with other fields like mail carriers, farmers and lumberjacks.

CareerCast gave a brutal but largely accurate assessment of the newspaper industry:

"Declining subscription and dwindling advertising sales have negatively impacted the hiring power of some newspapers, while others have ceased operations altogether. Online outlets continue to replace traditional newspapers, and the long-term outlook for newspaper reporters reflects the change."

Yikes — though perhaps when your job has already been called the worst in America, you've developed a thick skin.