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    [Grammar] Questions on a research conducted by PEW

    The text below is an excerpt from a research named "State of the News Media in 2016" conducted by PEW.
    I had several questions while I read it; please expound on them and clear up my feeling :)

    Words between [] are complements which I put so that you can comprehend the context; words between <> are that on which I have a question.
    You can refer to the original text here.
    http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-con...2016-final.pdf
    "The [newspaper] industry supports nearly 33,000 full-time newsroom employees. Indeed, newspapers employ <32%> of <daily reporters> stationed in Washington, D.C. to cover issues and events tied to Congress, as well as <38% of the reporters> who cover statehouse legislatures. Still, smaller budgets have continued to lead to smaller newsrooms: The latest newspaper newsroom employment figures (from 2014) show 10% declines, greater than in any year since 2009, leaving a workforce that is 20,000 positions smaller than 20 years prior."

    Q0. Does this 32% mean 32% of the reporters in Washington or all the reporters of the US?
    Q1. Does this "daily reporters" mean reporters for a daily newspaper or full-time reporters?
    Q2. Does this "38% of the reporters" mean 38% of the reporters who are stationed in Washington, D.C. mentioned just before or 38% of all the reporters in the US?

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    Re: [Grammar] Questions on a research conducted by PEW

    Q0: reporters stationed in Washington
    Q1: full-time daily reporters
    Q2: reporters stationed in Washington

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    Re: [Grammar] Questions on a research conducted by PEW

    Hello Salmagundi2017, and welcome to the forum.

    Q0: It means 32% of journalists in Washington DC who report on issues and events related to Congress.

    Q1: It means journalists who report on a daily basis.

    Q2: It refers to the whole US.

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    Re: [Grammar] Questions on a research conducted by PEW

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Q2: It refers to the whole US.
    Yes, I think teechar is right about this, actually. Ignore my answer in post #2. The text only mentions D.C. specifically because of Congress.

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    Re: [Grammar] Questions on a research conducted by PEW

    The Pew Research Center is named after a person named "Pew". Don't capitalize the second and third letters.
    I am not a teacher.

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