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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"Journalism still finding recruits if not profits"
Are they born commies, or become them because they’re paid like commies?
At 21, Alana Taylor has already seen her career in journalism transformed and perhaps cut short by the technology reshaping the news business.
But realizing that $15 per post wasn't going to pay rent and grocery bills, she took a job with a tech startup this summer in a market research gig.
Consider the latest job market statistics.
According to a survey released this summer by Lee Becker at the University of Georgia, only 6 in 10graduates from journalism and mass communication schools during the 2007-08 academic year had full-time employment within six to eight months of leaving school, the lowest since the annual survey began 23 years ago.
Starting salaries for reporters have never been impressive—the median pay among recent college graduates at daily newspapers was about $29,000 in 2008, or about $2,400 a month. But income in the blogosphere is even less reliable.
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