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The state of journalism jobs (column: WJI Times Observer)

WJI Times Observer

Case in Point column

November 2002

The percentage of journalism graduates who found full-time employment was down 12 percent from 2001 and was the lowest in almost 10 years. Salaries for cub reporters also dropped dramatically from previous years. In 2001 there were approximately 38,000 graduates from about 450 college journalism and communication departments. More 2001 grads took part time jobs than in recent years. The average salary of these new reporters was $26,000 in 2001. Most interesting is the fact that in 2001, only 59 percent of those with Bas in journalism found a job in some field of communication.

(Communication doesn’t mean reporting; it could mean advertising, marketing, video, public relations or broadcasting.) WJI is blessed to be able to offer paid internships during such challenging times.

SOURCE: Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates

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