A University of Georgia survey of recent journalism and mass communication graduates finds toughest job market in the 24-year history of the study. Minority graduates have had an especially difficult time finding work. In regards to being prepared for communications work, graduates give their schools mixed grades.
The University of Georgia’s yearly survey of journalism and communication graduates is out and the news isn’t good. The job market has tightened, salaries are stagnant and benefits are being cut. On the brighter side, more of the 2009 grads with jobs are doing web-related work and by and large, the students remain satisfied with their career choice.
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Q. What was the most interesting thing you discovered in compiling this report? LR: The material I sent you is part of a much larger analysis of the State of the News Media that was done by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ). There are a tremendous number of new insights […]
Excerpts from material contributed by the Pew Internet Project to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism "State of the News Media" report.
Newspapers are still the largest originating, gathering source of real news; the crisis they face is not loss of audience but loss of revenue.
The 2008 class of journalism and communications graduates is suffering the worst job prospects on record, according to a new report from the University of Georgia. And as those numbers seem to be reflected in growing pessimism about the news industry among degree recipients, it’s forcing many of them to be more flexible about career aspirations.